The Other Side of the Sixties: Young Americans for Freedom and the Rise of Conservative Politics by John AndrewThe Other Side of the Sixties: Young Americans for Freedom and the Rise of Conservative Politics by John Andrew

The Other Side of the Sixties: Young Americans for Freedom and the Rise of Conservative Politics

byJohn Andrew

Paperback | June 1, 1997

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What were young conservatives doing in the 1960s while SDS and SNCC were working to move the political center to the left? The Other Side of the Sixties offers a gripping account of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), an organization that became a leading force in promoting conservative ideas and that helped lay the groundwork for today's conservatism. John Andrew has mined unique archival material to document YAF's efforts to form a viable organization, define a new conservatism, attack the liberal establishment, and seize control of the Republican party, all while battling voter hostility and internal factionalism. The author also uncovers the Kennedy administration's use of the IRS to subvert YAF and other right-wing organizations through tax audits and investigations. By painting a more balanced portrait of political thinking in the sixties, Andrew offers a new and much needed look at the ideological atmosphere of a vibrant decade.
Title:The Other Side of the Sixties: Young Americans for Freedom and the Rise of Conservative PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:June 1, 1997Publisher:Rutgers University Press

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ISBN - 10:0813524016

ISBN - 13:9780813524016

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What were young conservatives doing in the 1960s while SDS and SNCC were working to move the political climate to the left? The Other Side of the Sixties offers a gripping account of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), an organization developed early in the decade that became a leading force in promoting conservative ideas and that helped lay the groundwork and provide the personnel for the conservatism so prevalent today.John Andrew has mined archival material to provide a detailed history of YAF. He documents YAF's efforts to form a viable organization, to define a new conservatism, to attack the liberal establishment, and to seize control of the Republican party, all while battling voter hostility and internal factionalism. The author also uncovers the Kennedy administrations's use of the IRS to subvert YAF and other right-wing organizations through tax audits and investigations.Andrew examines the new conservatism, at the moment when that conservatism was struggling to find its voice and deliver its message. By painting a more balanced portrait of politic