America's Right

America's Right : Anti-Establishment Conservatism from Goldwater to the Tea Party

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  • Electronic book text | 280 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 0745670504
  • 9780745670508

About Robert B. Horwitz

Robert Horwitz is professor in the department of communication at the University of California San Diego.show more

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"In this richly researched, compellingly argued and lucidly written work, Horwitz offers a historical and theoretical account of the American right that traces its arc and innovations from 1950s anti-establishment conservatism to the Tea Party. He catalogs and probes the political, economic and moral formulations of the right which, he argues, have set the coordinates of American domestic and foreign policy for half a century. "America's Right" is vital for understanding American politics, past and present. It is also a gripping read."Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley""America's Right" sheds light on a paradox: thirty years after the Reagan Revolution, many American conservatives, especially religious conservatives, still seek not to conserve but to transform modern America's established institutions, policies, and leadership. Many will do so all the more passionately after the election of 2012, so Robert Horwitz's insights will illuminate key issues in American politics."Rogers M. Smith, University of Pennsylvania "Tea Partiers' contemptible views have little place in mainstream civil society, and Horowitz's does a good job of laying bare their intellectual bankruptcy.""LSE Review of Books""In this richly researched, compellingly argued and lucidly written work, Horwitz offers a historical and theoretical account of the American right that traces its arc and innovations from 1950s anti-establishment conservatism to the Tea Party. He catalogs and probes the political, economic and moral formulations of the right which, he argues, have set the coordinates of American domestic and foreign policy for half a century. "America's Right" is vital for understanding American politics, past and present. It is also a gripping read."Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley""America's Right" sheds light on a paradox: thirty years after the Reagan Revolution, many American conservatives, especially religious conservatives, still seek not to conserve but to transform modern America's established institutions, policies, and leadership. Many will do so all the more passionately after the election of 2012, so Robert Horwitz's insights will illuminate key issues in American politics."Rogers M. Smith, University of Pennsylvania -An excellent read, essential for understanding what is happening in US politics today.- Morning Star -Tea Partiers' contemptible views have little place in mainstream civil society, and Horowitz's does a good job of laying bare their intellectual bankruptcy.- LSE Review of Books Horwitz opportunely introduces the expression 'Anti-Establishment Conservatism' to distinguish the Old American Right of the 30s and 40s ... with the anti-establishment American Right born in the 60s ... . Horwitz concisely examines the two movements' characteristics with great precision. Antonio Donno, University of Salento In this richly researched, compellingly argued and lucidly written work, Horwitz offers a historical and theoretical account of the American right that traces its arc and innovations from 1950s anti-establishment conservatism to the Tea Party. He catalogs and probes the political, economic and moral formulations of the right which, he argues, have set the coordinates of American domestic and foreign policy for half a century. America's Right is vital for understanding American politics, past and present. It is also a gripping read.- Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley -America's Right sheds light on a paradox: thirty years after the Reagan Revolution, many American conservatives, especially religious conservatives, still seek not to conserve but to transform modern America's established institutions, policies, and leadership. Many will do so all the more passionately after the election of 2012, so Robert Horwitz's insights will illuminate key issues in American politics.- Rogers M. Smith, University of Pennsylvania "An excellent read, essential for understanding what is happening in US politics today." Morning Star "Tea Partiers' contemptible views have little place in mainstream civil society, and Horowitz's does a good job of laying bare their intellectual bankruptcy." LSE Review of Books Horwitz opportunely introduces the expression 'Anti-Establishment Conservatism' to distinguish the Old American Right of the 30s and 40s ... with the anti-establishment American Right born in the 60s ... . Horwitz concisely examines the two movements' characteristics with great precision. Antonio Donno, University of Salento In this richly researched, compellingly argued and lucidly written work, Horwitz offers a historical and theoretical account of the American right that traces its arc and innovations from 1950s anti-establishment conservatism to the Tea Party. He catalogs and probes the political, economic and moral formulations of the right which, he argues, have set the coordinates of American domestic and foreign policy for half a century. America's Right is vital for understanding American politics, past and present. It is also a gripping read." Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley "America's Right sheds light on a paradox: thirty years after the Reagan Revolution, many American conservatives, especially religious conservatives, still seek not to conserve but to transform modern America's established institutions, policies, and leadership. Many will do so all the more passionately after the election of 2012, so Robert Horwitz's insights will illuminate key issues in American politics." Rogers M. Smith, University of Pennsylvania "An excellent read, essential for understanding what is happening in US politics today.""Morning Star""Tea Partiers' contemptible views have little place in mainstream civil society, and Horowitz's does a good job of laying bare their intellectual bankruptcy.""LSE Review of Books"Horwitz opportunely introduces the expression 'Anti-Establishment Conservatism' to distinguish the Old American Right of the 30s and 40s ... with the anti-establishment American Right born in the 60s ... . Horwitz concisely examines the two movements' characteristics with great precision."" Antonio Donno, University of SalentoIn this richly researched, compellingly argued and lucidly written work, Horwitz offers a historical and theoretical account of the American right that traces its arc and innovations from 1950s anti-establishment conservatism to the Tea Party. He catalogs and probes the political, economic and moral formulations of the right which, he argues, have set the coordinates of American domestic and foreign policy for half a century. "America's Right" is vital for understanding American politics, past and present. It is also a gripping read."Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley""America's Right" sheds light on a paradox: thirty years after the Reagan Revolution, many American conservatives, especially religious conservatives, still seek not to conserve but to transform modern America's established institutions, policies, and leadership. Many will do so all the more passionately after the election of 2012, so Robert Horwitz's insights will illuminate key issues in American politics."Rogers M. Smith, University of Pennsylvaniashow more

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