I am currently embroiled in five books right now. We Are All the Same, Praying with the Church, Radical Hospitality, Elder Porphyrios, and Crunchy Cons. It's this last book that I want to touch briefly on. Crunchy Cons is a book that calls for a better conservatism. one that isn't mired in the greed of the modern form of republicanism, but embraces community as it's core essence. i might write more on the subject, but probably not. my main purpose of even bringing it up is to address you to Dan Edelen's site Cerulean Sanctum. he's done a review of the book and is expanding on it with his own thoughts. if you've been dissatisified with modern politics and the way the republican party has gone, please check out this site, and if you can, pick up a copy of crunchy cons. it's definately worth reading.