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So ‚Äúcompassionate conservatism‚ÄĚ is NOT a misnomer!

A new book by Syracuse University professor Arthur C. Brooks ("Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism" (Basic Books, $26), scheduled for release on Nov. 24) argues that conservatives are more generous than liberals.

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The book's basic findings are that conservatives who practice religion, live in traditional nuclear families and reject the notion that the government should engage in income redistribution are the most generous Americans, by any measure.

Conversely, secular liberals who believe fervently in government entitlement programs give far less to charity. They want everyone's tax dollars to support charitable causes and are reluctant to write checks to those causes, even when governments don't provide them with enough money.

... liberals give less than conservatives in every way imaginable, including volunteer hours and donated blood.

"I know I'm going to get yelled at a lot with this book," he said. "But when you say something big and new, you're going to get yelled at."

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