Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
A Time for ChoosingThe Rise of Modern American Conservatism$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jonathan Schoenwald

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195157260

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157260.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 14 December 2018

Passing the Torch Organizations and Issues 1968–1972

Passing the Torch Organizations and Issues 1968–1972

Chapter:
(p.221) 8 Passing the Torch Organizations and Issues 1968–1972
Source:
A Time for Choosing
Author(s):

Jonathan M. Schoenwald

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157260.003.0009

One month after Ronald Reagan's resounding victory in the California Republican primaries, Russell Kirk, perhaps conservatism's leading ideologue, posed the question “New Direction in the U.S.: Right?” in the New York Times Magazine. The period between 1968 and 1972 saw the maturation of a number of independent conservative organizations whose roots stretched back to the early 1960s. Specifically discussed are the Americans for Constitutional Action (ACA), Free Society Association (FSA), American Conservative Union (ACU) and Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). Conservatives entered the 1970s well prepared to take charge of American politics, and even with Watergate they managed to make gains throughout a decade that could have represented a complete disaster.

Keywords:   Ronald Reagan, California, Russell Kirk, conservatism, conservatives, Americans for Constitutional Action, Free Society Association, American Conservative Union, Young Americans for Freedom

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .