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The Roots of Modern Conservatism: Dewey, Taft, and the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

Michael Bowen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834855
eISBN:
9781469602752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869192_bowen
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Between 1944 and 1953, a power struggle emerged between New York governor Thomas Dewey and U.S. senator Robert Taft of Ohio that threatened to split the Republican Party. This book reveals how this ... More


FDR’s Original Sin

George Klosko

in The Transformation of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199973415
eISBN:
9780190676346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973415.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s political ideas before and during his presidency. His justification of the Social Security Act, and what made it distinctive. Discussion of alternatives that Roosevelt had ... More


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