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Author Wattenberg, Ben J.

Title Fighting words : a tale of how liberals created neo-conservatism / Ben J. Wattenberg.

Published New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  320.52092 WATT    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xx, 362 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-345) and index.
Contents Introduction. Neo-Cons Unleashed -- 1. White House Speech Writing: The Democratic Split Emerges -- 2. The Real Majority: The Social Issue Surfaces -- 3. The Center Strikes Back: The 1970 Humphrey Senate Campaign -- 4. Scoop's Troops: Not-So-Civil War -- 5. The Coalition for a Democratic Majority -- 6. The Liberty Party: How I Came to Understand It -- 7. Ideas Have Consequences: Think Tanks -- 8. Measuring Neo-Conservatism: Immigration, Assimilation, and Demographics -- 9. Values Matter Most -- 10. Think Tank: The Television Program -- 11. Media Matters Most -- 12. Conclusion: Neo-Conservatism's Ongoing Role.
Summary "Ben Wattenberg traces the emergence of the neo-conservative movement from the ashes of pre-radical liberalism of the early 1960s and Cold War thinkers such as Irving Kristol and Norman Podhoretz, to ideological giants Scoop Jackson and Pat Moynihan, to doctrine authors Jeane Kirkpatrick and Ronald Reagan. The author also discusses the proliferation of neo-con "think tanks," such as the American Enterprise Institute, as well as the surprising appearance of a neoconservative platform in George W. Bush's administration, in which a number of Wattenberg's proteges have played key roles."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Wattenberg, Ben J.
Conservatives -- United States -- Biography.
Conservatism -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
ISBN 9780312382995