Confronting the New Conservatism The Rise of the Right in America

Thompson, Michael
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  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York : NYU Press, 2007.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (312 p.)
  • ISBNs 9780814784259, 0814784259, 9780814783290, 0814783295
  • OCLC ocn779828312


  • William Kristol, Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleeza Rice, George F. Will, and Dick Cheney. These are today's neoconservatives"confident, clear-cut, and a political force to be reckoned with. But how should we define this new conservatism? What is new about it? In this volume, some of today's top political scholars take on the charge of explaining, defining, and confronting the new conservatism of the last twenty-five years. The authors examine the ideas, policies and roots of this ideological movement showing that contemporary neoconservatism has been able to blend many of the aspects


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  • English


  • Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Confronting the New Conservatism; Part I: What Is the New Conservatism?; 1 America's Conservative Landscape: The New Conservatism and the Reorientation of American Democracy; 2 Cultural Rage and the Right-Wing Intellectuals; 3 Considerations on the Origins of Neoconservatism: Looking Backward; 4 The New Political Right in the United States: Reaction, Rollback, and Resentment; Part II: The New Conservatism at Home; 5 From Neoconservative to New Right: American Conservatives and the Welfare State
  • 6 Tearing Down the Wall: Conservative Use and Abuse of Religion in Politics7 Paradox or Contradiction: The Marriage Mythos in Neoconservative Ideology; 8 The Neoconservative Assault on the Courts: How Worried Should We Be?; Part III: The Global Reach of the New Conservative Ideology; 9 The Imperial Presidency: The Legacy of Reagan's Central America Policy; 10 The Neocon Con Game: Nihilism Revisited; 11 One-Dimensional Men: Neoconservatives, Their Allies and Models; 12 Resisting the Right: Challenging the Neoconservative Agenda; Contributors; Index
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