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“There Is Nothing for Nothing Any Longer”: Dave McCurdy's Quest for National Service

Jeffrey Bloodworth

in Losing the Center: The Decline of American Liberalism, 1968–1992

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142296
eISBN:
9780813142326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142296.003.0012
Subject:
History, Political History

Smarting from Michael Dukakis’ defeat, centrist Democrats finally counterattacked. Working through the Democratic Leadership Council, Dave McCurdy, and his centrist liberal acolytes, battled Jesse ... More


Think Tanks, New Democrats, and Committed Conservatives

Jason Stahl

in Right Moves: The Conservative Think Tank in American Political Culture since 1945

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627861
eISBN:
9781469627885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627861.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter details two think tank institutional developments of the late 1980s and 1990s which furthered conservatism during this time. First, the chapter details the emergence of the Democratic ... More


Policy Stalemate at the Demographic Divide

Sylvester J. Schieber

in The Predictable Surprise: Unraveling the U.S. Retirement System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890958
eISBN:
9780190261382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890958.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the policies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush concerning Social Security. The 1994–1996 Advisory Council on Social Security appointed by Clinton came up with a single set of ... More


Who Belongs in the University?

Stephen Schryer

in Maximum Feasible Participation: American Literature and the War on Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603677
eISBN:
9781503606081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603677.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on Philip Roth’s late 1990s novel, The Human Stain, arguing that the novel draws an analogy between the university and the Democratic Party. In early War on Poverty–era novels ... More


Think Tanks, Foreign Policy, and the Marketplace of Ideas in the 2000s

Jason Stahl

in Right Moves: The Conservative Think Tank in American Political Culture since 1945

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627861
eISBN:
9781469627885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627861.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on how, after the Cold War and in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the think tank was one of the key institutions involved in pushing a militarized U.S. ... More


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