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    DescriptionWilliam J. Bennett once called it "the most important book on welfare and social policy in a decade. Period." It influenced the Clinton Administration's welfare reform and deeply affected then-Governor George W. Bush's policies in Texas. But with the war on terror, the ideas in The Tragedy of American Compassion have taken a backseat. Because it is based on historical successes and ancient wisdom, however, Tragedy is as timeless as ever. Marvin Olasky's groundbreaking book turns on its head both conventional history and rhetoric, showing that America's volunteer poverty-fighters were often more effective than our recent professionalized corps. His research also reveals that the real problem of modern welfare is not its cost but its stinginess in offering the true necessities: challenging, personal, and spiritual aid rather than entitlement and bureaucracy. So this book is now being reissued with new frontmatter to prepare a new generation of Americans to offer help that actually helps and to effectively confront once again the establishment that still impoverishes the impoverished. Foreword by Amy Sherman.

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    The Tragedy of American Compassion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marvin N. Olasky, Foreword by Amy L. Sherman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 448 g
    ISBN 13: 9781433501104
    ISBN 10: 1433501104

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC V2.8: REL012000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
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    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC classification: BV
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25410
    B&T Approval Code: A13707600
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    Libri: I-RH
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CLVCLFSCL
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC025000, REL012110
    B&T Approval Code: A14530000
    Abridged Dewey: 261
    B&T Approval Code: W31140000
    DC22: 362.5809
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    DC21: 362.5809
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVS2
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    Publication date
    31 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Wheaton, IL
    Author Information
    Marvin Olasky (PhD, American Culture, University of Michigan) is the editor-in-chief of World Magazine. He has been interviewed numerous times by the national media as the developer of the concepts of compassionate conservatism and biblically objective journalism and is the author of twenty books.