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This anthology provides a timely critical overview of the American conservative movement. The contributors take on subjects that other commentators have either not noticed or have been fearful to discuss. In particular, this collection of searing essays hits hard at blatant cult of celebrity and intolerance of dissent that has come to characterize the conservative movement in this country.

As The Vanishing Tradition shows, the conservative movement has not often retrieved its wounded, instead dispatching them in order to please its friendly opposition and to prove its "moderateness." The movement has also been open to the influence of demanding sponsors who have pushed it in sometimes bizarre directions. Finally, the essayists here, highlight the movement's appeal to "permanent values" as a truly risible gesture, given how arduously its celebrities have worked to catch up with the Left on social issues. This no-holds-barred critical examination of American conservatism opens debates and seeks controversy.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. The Vanishing Tradition
  1. Introduction: The Right in Changing Perspective
  2. Paul Gottfried
  3. pp. 1-8
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  1. 1. Big Conservatism and American Exceptionalism
  2. Jack Kerwick
  3. pp. 9-20
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  1. 2. The Significance of the M. E. Bradford Affair
  2. Keith Preston
  3. pp. 21-31
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  1. 3. The Tory Right and the American Conservative Movement: Parallel Universes?
  2. Grant Havers
  3. pp. 32-61
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  1. 4. Who Funds Conservatism, Inc.?
  2. Joseph Cotto
  3. pp. 62-67
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  1. 5. Imagination and Its Failures: The Struggle of a Conservative American Foreign Policy
  2. Marjorie L. Jeffrey
  3. pp. 68-84
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  1. 6. The Contradictions of Catholic Neoconservatism
  2. Jesse Russell
  3. pp. 85-98
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  1. 7. Trump, Neoconservatives, and the Misrepresentation of the American Founding
  2. Nicholas W. Drummond
  3. pp. 99-108
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  1. 8. Why the Alt Right Is Not Going Anywhere (Regardless of What We Call It)
  2. Richard T. Marcy
  3. pp. 109-121
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  1. 9. The Unwanted Southern Conservatives
  2. Boyd D. Cathey
  3. pp. 122-133
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  1. 10. Republican Voters and Conservative Ideology
  2. George Hawley
  3. pp. 134-151
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  1. Afterword: The Never-Ending Purges
  2. Paul Gottfried
  3. pp. 152-162
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 163-198
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 199-222
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 223-224
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781501749872
Related ISBN
9781501749865
MARC Record
OCLC
1121446364
Pages
246
Launched on MUSE
2020-05-19
Language
English
Open Access
No
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