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Kabaservice, Geoffrey M
Rule and ruin : the downfall of moderation and the destruction of the Republican Party, from Eisenhower to the Tea Party / Geoffrey Kabaservice
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012
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Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  JK2356 .K33 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
SUBJECT Geschichte 1960-2010
Physical Description xx, 482 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 459-465) and index
Contents The widening gyre: the Republican party at the 1960 convention -- Things fall apart: Advance magazine and the decay of the moderate establishment, 1961-63 -- The center cannot hold: the republican primaries of 1964 -- The blood-dimmed tide is loosed: the GOP and the Goldwater campaign, 1964 -- The ceremony of innocence is drowned: moderates attempt to regain control of the GOP, 1965 -- Full of passionate intensity: from rat finks to Reagan, 1966 -- The best lack all conviction: moderations' zenith and George Romney's rise and fall, 1967 -- Mere anarchy: moderate half-victories and the agonies of 1968 -- Some revelation is at hand: Richard Nixon's first year in office, 1969 -- The rough beast: Nixon and the breakup of the moderate Republican movement, 1970 -- Darkness drops: moderate republican decline from Nixon to Ford to Reagan, 1971-80 -- Slouching toward Bethlehem: the collapse of the moderate republicans, 1980-2010
Summary Explores the origins of the Republican Party's shift from a party of moderation to one of extremism, beginning in the early 1960s with President Dwight Eisenhower's farewell address
NOTE 510501
Series Oxford studies in postwar American political development

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