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Steep: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party

Lawrence Rosenthal and Christine Trost (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520274228
eISBN:
9780520954106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274228.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In the Spring of 2009, the Tea Party emerged onto the American political scene. In the wake of Obama's election, as commentators proclaimed the “death of conservatism,” Tax Day rallies and Tea Party ... More


Imagination and Its Failures: The Struggle of a Conservative American Foreign Policy

Marjorie L. Jeffrey

in The Vanishing Tradition: Perspectives on American Conservatism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749858
eISBN:
9781501749872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749858.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter investigates American foreign policy, looking at the persistence of a neoconservative foreign policy in the conservative movement and why it has not been discarded despite its obvious ... More


In Defense of the White Nation: The Modern Conservative Movement and the Discourse of Exclusionary Nationalism

Enid Logan

in "At This Defining Moment": Barack Obama's Presidential Candidacy and the New Politics of Race

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752975
eISBN:
9780814753460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752975.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at the racial politics of the right, asserting that the “real America” narrative forwarded by the McCain/Palin campaign was rooted in the racially coded populist discourse that the ... More


Big Conservatism and American Exceptionalism

Jack Kerwick

in The Vanishing Tradition: Perspectives on American Conservatism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749858
eISBN:
9781501749872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749858.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses “Big Conservatism,” or “the Big Con,” and the doctrine of American exceptionalism (AE). What is known as the conservative movement in America is not conservative in any ... More


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