The Battle: How the Fight between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America's Future

Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., talks about his new book, The Battle, in which he argues that the United States faces a new culture war, albeit not over red-hot and white-hot issues like abortion or guns, but rather, against “creeping changes which threaten our culture of free enterprise.”

Embodying “the values that define us as a nation,” free enterprise is all about “individual liberty, equal opportunity, entrepreneurship, and self reliance.” But recent economic troubles, he writes, have “distorted our values” and given a small minority who oppose economic freedom a “pretext for sweeping European-style democratic change.”

The Battle is all about battling back and prevailing.