Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus (Paperback)
 
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Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus (Paperback)

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    Acclaimed historian Rick Perlstein chronicles the rise of the conservative movement in the liberal 1960s. At the heart of the story is Barry Goldwater, the renegade Republican from Arizona who loathed federal government, despised liberals, and moc......more

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Acclaimed historian Rick Perlstein chronicles the rise of the conservative movement in the liberal 1960s. At the heart of the story is Barry Goldwater, the renegade Republican from Arizona who loathed federal government, despised liberals, and mocked ?peaceful coexistence” with the USSR. Perlstein’s narrative shines a light on a whole world of conservatives and their antagonists, including William F. Buckley, Nelson Rockefeller, and Bill Moyers. Vividly written, Before the Storm is an essential book about the 1960s.

Rick Perlstein is the bestselling author of Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America. His reviews, reporting, and essays have appeared in the New York Times, New York Observer, New Republic, Washington Post, London Review of Books, Columbia Journalism Review, The Nation, and The New Yorker. A senior fellow at the Campaign for America’s Future, he lives with his wife in Chicago.

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Author:
Perlstein, Rick
Genre:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Elections
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
671
Language:
English
Publisher:
Nation Books
Publish Date:
03/16/2009
Copyright Year:
2001
ISBN:
9781568584126
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.75 in
Thickness:
2.0 in
Unit weight:
1.5 lb
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  • the makings of the modern GOP

    Perlstein provides a historical perspective on how the Republican Party of Eisenhower and Rockefeller went from being a group run by liberals and moderates in the 1950s, to a group of obsessive anti-communist warriors, driven by paranoia, narcissism, and macho triumphalism. Perlstein shows the way that American conservatives resented the rise of internationalists and economic planning after the failure of the "do nothing" congress to repeal the New Deal during the Truman administration, and how the desire to return to the economic order of the 1920s (or even earlier) fueled the rise of people like Ronald Reagan, William F. Buckley Jr., L. Brent Bozell, Phyllis Schlafly, Clarence Manion, and Barry Goldwater. Ultimately, Perlstein makes a strong case for the view that the defining political development of the 1960s was the rise of the "new right," and that we have lived ever since with an inability to understand and respond to their arguments and tactics.

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