Unraveling The Right: The New Conservatism In American Thought And Politics by Amy AnsellUnraveling The Right: The New Conservatism In American Thought And Politics by Amy Ansell

Unraveling The Right: The New Conservatism In American Thought And Politics

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Paperback | January 21, 2001

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Viewing the modern right as more than a passing fad for state-anxious individuals, Amy Ansell and the contributors in this volume treat the current conservative movement as an important effort to contextualize and rearticulate the truths taken for granted in the American liberal tradition.Each author in this volume provides a contribution to an alternative perspective on the relevance of today's conservatism in American thought and politics. Based on a common recognition that the 1994 victory represented much more than the temporary infiltration of right-wing extremists or the public's spontaneous combustion of reactionary sentiments but rather twenty-plus years of diligent, conscientious organizing on the part of new actors on the right, the authors here agree that the American right wing continues to be a force to be reckoned with. Despite the apparent failure of the Republican Revolution and subsequent reelection of Clinton to office in 1996, the political and sociocultural forces that contributed to the 1994 victory are still very much at play, demanding that those interested in reversing the rightward drift of political opinion and government policy thoroughly understand the processes at work if another swing to the right is to be successfully combated.
Amy E. Ansell is assistant professor and associate dean for International Programs at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Her other forthcoming book is New Right, New Racism: Race and Reaction in the United States.
Title:Unraveling The Right: The New Conservatism In American Thought And PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:January 21, 2001Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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CWritten as a response to the apparent rightward turn in the United States, Amy Ansell and the progressive scholars and activists featured here argue against the view that the conservative-driven "culture wars" are nothing more than a symbolic battle of ideas. Contributors warn against pigeonholing the political right in terms of single-issue politics, but instead suggest that the New Right is ideologically coherent and a force to be reckoned with