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Albert R. Hunt: A plea for conservatives to speak from the heart

Arthur Brooks is a stranger to convention. A self-styled "liberal bohemian," he had an early career as an itinerant professional French horn player. He later got a Ph.D. and became a university professor. He now heads the American Enterprise Institute, an influential research organization. He has written a book called "The Conservative Heart," an organ that he believes has been misplaced by many of those who share his political persuasion and that should be the foundation of a successful America. Brooks celebrates and criticizes conservatism. He calls for a more people-centric, optimistic approach that combines the moral values of work, family and faith with the...