The Resource Up from conservatism : why the right is wrong for America, Michael Lind

Up from conservatism : why the right is wrong for America, Michael Lind

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Up from conservatism : why the right is wrong for America
Title
Up from conservatism
Title remainder
why the right is wrong for America
Statement of responsibility
Michael Lind
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • For nearly a decade, Michael Lind worked closely as a writer and editor with the intellectual leaders of American conservatism. Slowly, he came to believe that the many prominent intellectuals he worked with were not the leaders of the conservative movement but the followers and apologists for an increasingly divisive and reactionary political strategy orchestrated by the Republican party. Lind's disillusionment led to a very public break with his former colleagues on the right, as he attacked the Reverend Pat Robertson for using anti-Semitic sources in his writings. In Up From Conservatism, this former rising star of the right reveals what he believes to be the disturbing truth about the hidden economic agenda of the conservative elite - and about their cynical "culture war" strategy for acquiring and maintaining political power
  • From the Civil War to the civil rights revolution, the southern elite combined a low wage, low-tax strategy for economic development with a politics of demagogy based on race-baiting and Bible-thumping. For a century, these elites dominated southern politics and economics, fortified by white resentment and the disenfranchisement of black voters. Now, Lind maintains, the economic elite that controls the Republican party is following a similar strategy on a national scale using their power to shift the tax burden from the rich to the middle class while redistributing wealth upward
  • To divert attention from their favoritism toward the rich, conservatives play up the "culture war," channeling popular anger about falling real wages and living standards away from Wall Street and focusing it instead on the black poor and nonwhite immigrants. The right's cynical electoral strategy fabricates issues and frightens voters - particularly low income whites - into voting for Republicans whose policies are devastating the very families they claim to represent
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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Lind, Michael
Dewey number
320.52
Index
index present
LC call number
  • JC573.2.U6
  • JK2356
LC item number
  • L58 1996
  • .L56 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Conservatism
  • Rechts (politiek)
  • Conservatisme
  • Konservativismus
  • USA
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Up from conservatism : why the right is wrong for America, Michael Lind
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-281) and index
Contents
Introduction: The triumph and collapse of conservatism. -- Realignment and revolution: the new map of American politics. -- The center cannot hold: the defeat of one-nation conservatism in America. -- The triangular trade: how the conservative movement works. -- No enemies to the Right: the Pat Robertson scandal and what it means. -- Whistling Dixie: the southernization of the American Right. -- The culture war and the myth of the new class. -- Three conservative hoaxes: how the Right has fooled the American people about taxes, education, and illegitimacy
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 295 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036900657
Label
Up from conservatism : why the right is wrong for America, Michael Lind
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-281) and index
Contents
Introduction: The triumph and collapse of conservatism. -- Realignment and revolution: the new map of American politics. -- The center cannot hold: the defeat of one-nation conservatism in America. -- The triangular trade: how the conservative movement works. -- No enemies to the Right: the Pat Robertson scandal and what it means. -- Whistling Dixie: the southernization of the American Right. -- The culture war and the myth of the new class. -- Three conservative hoaxes: how the Right has fooled the American people about taxes, education, and illegitimacy
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 295 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036900657

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