America's Right Turn: From Nixon to Clinton

America's Right Turn: From Nixon to Clinton - The American Moment

2nd Edition

Paperback (22 May 1998)

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In America's Right Turn historian William Berman examines the political, cultural, and economic contexts in which Republican conservatives operated and explores the crisis of the liberal welfare state against the background of presidential politics. Berman demonstrates the key roles played by conservative populism and the conservative backlash to the rights revolution in the collapse of Democratic hegemony. But most importantly, he shows how conservative politics became allied with conservative economics-an alliance forged with singular success during the presidency of Ronald Reagan. In this new edition, Berman discusses the initial failure of the Clinton administration to establish a viable political alternative to the GOP. Berman also shows how Clinton won reelection in l996 by moving steadily to the center, even to the extent of co-opting the Republican agenda, while defending a number of key Democratic programs.

Book information

ISBN: 9780801858727
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub date:
Edition: 2nd Edition
DEWEY: 973.92
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 221
Weight: 396g
Height: 155mm
Width: 229mm
Spine width: 17mm