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A Time for Choosing: The Rise of Modern American Conservatism

Jonathan Schoenwald

Abstract

In the 1960s, conservatives did nothing less than engineer their own revolution. This book tells the remarkable story behind this transformation. In the first decade after World War II, two broad branches of organized conservatism emerged: mainstream or electoral conservatism and extremist conservatism. By the end of the 1950s, both groups had grown dissatisfied with the Republican Party, yet they disagreed about how to create political change. Looking to private organizations as a means of exerting influence, extremists tapped the reserves of conservative discontent and formed maverick factio ... More

Keywords: American conservatism, Republican Party, mainstream conservatism, electoral conservatism, extremist conservatism, conservatives, Barry Goldwater, William F. Buckley, Jr., Ronald Reagan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195157260
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157260.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Schoenwald, author
Stanford University