This book focuses on an alternative perspective on the relevance of today's conservatism in American thought and politics. It analyzes the most central and most significant public issues confronting our society at the end of the twentieth century.
Foreword, Introduction, Part One Organizational Currents, Following the Threads, The Personal Is Political: The Role of Cultural Projects in the Mobilization of the Christian Right, Inventing an American Conservatism: The Neoconservative Episode, Business Conflict and Right-Wing Movements, Part Two Ideological and Policy Currents, Kitchen Table Backlash: The Antifeminist Women's Movement, Fulfilling Fears and Fantasies: The Role of Welfare in Right-Wing Social Thought and Strategy, Why Did Armey Apologize? Hegemony, Homophobia, and the Religious Right, The Color of America's Culture Wars, The Military-Industrial Complex and U.S. Foreign Policy: Institutionalizing the New Right Agenda in the Post-Cold War Period, The New Right's Economics: A Diagnosis and Counterattack, Mastering the New Political Arithmetic: Volatile Voters, Declining Living Standards, and Non-College-Educated Whites, Notes on the Editor and Contributors, Index
Amy E. Ansell is assistant professor and associate dean for International Programs at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.