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Conservatism & right-of-centre democratic ideologies

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Small Men on the Wrong Side of History The Decline, Fall and Unlikely Return of Conservatism

Small Men on the Wrong Side of History The Decline, Fall and Unlikely Return of Conservatism

Author: Ed West Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/03/2020

Exploring why conservatives have lost almost every political argument since 1945, Ed West looks at this endless litany of failure from the perspective of one of the losers, in a semi-autobiographical, self-deprecating way. Since the 1950s the western world has gone through a huge cultural shift, comparable to the rise of Christianity during the late Roman period and the 16th century religious revolution unleashed by Martin Luther. Both of these led to profound changes in public ideas about morality and sexuality, and eventually to 'culture wars' between two deeply opposed groups. Today what we're witnessing is a sort of second Reformation, and that's why it's going to be long, painful and boring, and both sides are going to get more idiotic and hysterical, just as religious divisions once drove Catholics and Protestants into prolonged insanity. Conservatives, like the pagans and Catholics before them, are very much on the losing side. The future appears progressive and their defeat is inevitable, part of an 'arc of history' that leads irrevocably to a progressive utopia in which they're left in the dustbin. As Barack Obama said of al-Qaeda, another group of guys not entirely comfortable with the modern world, conservatives are 'Small Men on the Wrong Side of History'. Too many polemics and articles on the Right are tediously shouty, and too few of them explore where their arguments have fallen flat and why people find conservatives so repulsive. Small Men on the Wrong Side of History is aimed at being the rare conservative book that someone on the Left will enjoy. West will look at some of the idiocies of the modern Right and the strange characteristics shared by conservatives, including himself, but he will also offer explanations as to why people are conservative, and explain some of the benefits conservatism offers. In particular he argues it's now necessary as a break on 'runaway liberalism', the competitive desire to appear Woker Than Thou which is driving progressive politics to extremes, and which has provoked a reaction with figures like the psychologist Jordan Peterson and his legion of fans.

Antisocial How Online Extremists Broke America

Antisocial How Online Extremists Broke America

Author: Andrew Marantz Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2020

This is a story about how the extreme became mainstream. It reveals how the truth became `fake news', how fringe ideas spread, and how a candidate many dismissed as a joke was propelled to the presidency by the dark side of the internet. For several years, Andrew Marantz, a New Yorker staff writer, has been embedded with alt-right propagandists, who have become experts at using social media to advance their corrosive agenda. He also spent time with the social-media entrepreneurs who made this possible, through their naive and reckless ambition, by disrupting all of the traditional information systems. Join Marantz as some of the biggest brains in Silicon Valley teach him how to make content go viral; as he hangs out with the conspiracists, white supremacists and nihilist trolls using these ideas to make their memes, blogs and podcasts incredibly successful; and as he meets some of the people led down the rabbit hole of online radicalization. Antisocial is about how the unthinkable becomes thinkable, and then becomes reality. By telling the story of the people who hijacked the American conversation, Antisocial will help you understand the world they have created, in which we all now live.

The Liberal Invasion of Red State America

The Liberal Invasion of Red State America

Author: Kristin B. Tate Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2020

All across America, conservative towns are changing. Progressive, upper-middle class urbanites are deserting expensive liberal meccas like New York and San Francisco and flocking to traditionally red states like Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Texas. The result is a sudden, confusing purpling of small town America. School boards and local governments are being reorganized around the progressive agendas of pushy transplants. Neighborhoods are becoming unrecognizable. And the implications for future Congressional and presidential elections are staggering. Libertarian journalist and rising media star Kristin Tate traces the great progressive flight from blue cities to red towns, using demographic statistics and alarming on-the-ground anecdotes to present a stunning picture of a nation undergoing a significant transition.

The Populist Manifesto

The Populist Manifesto

Author: Emmy Eklundh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2020

This volume brings together a range of scholars dissatisfied with the mainstream of the populism debate. It intends to bring forward a perspective which envisions populism not simply as a negative aspect of politics, but as a way of doing politics. Contemporary politics has been characterised by the overarching presence of populism, while simultaneously engendering a sense of fear and extremism around the results of populist movements. This collection intends to unpack the true potential for movements from and by the people, linking these historically and offering a new lens for thinking about contemporary populism. What can we learn from recent events? How can these lessons inform how we think about politics for the future? Offering this approach, from the perspective of populist potential, will help us answer these questions and open the debate with contributors from countries or regions that have a tradition of populism, privileging them with a deeper understanding.

The Populist Manifesto

The Populist Manifesto

Author: Emmy Eklundh Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/01/2020

This volume brings together a range of scholars dissatisfied with the mainstream of the populism debate. It intends to bring forward a perspective which envisions populism not simply as a negative aspect of politics, but as a way of doing politics. Contemporary politics has been characterised by the overarching presence of populism, while simultaneously engendering a sense of fear and extremism around the results of populist movements. This collection intends to unpack the true potential for movements from and by the people, linking these historically and offering a new lens for thinking about contemporary populism. What can we learn from recent events? How can these lessons inform how we think about politics for the future? Offering this approach, from the perspective of populist potential, will help us answer these questions and open the debate with contributors from countries or regions that have a tradition of populism, privileging them with a deeper understanding.

Reappraising the Right The Past and Future of American Conservatism

Reappraising the Right The Past and Future of American Conservatism

Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/12/2019

As Democrats have surged back into power, jubilant liberals have rushed to proclaim that American conservatism is dead, both intellectually and politically - and some on the Right seem half-inclined to agree. Conservatives, trying to regroup, must now confront crucial questions: How did their once-dominant political and intellectual movement end up in such disarray? And where is it headed? This is where George Nash comes in. Nash is the preeminent historian of modern American conservatism; his landmark work The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945 remains the definitive study in the field. In his timely new book, Reappraising the Right , he reexamines the roots and achievements of the contemporary American Right and assesses its prospects for the years ahead. Drawing on more than thirty years of study and reflection, Reappraising the Right ranges far and wide. It showcases Nash's brilliant insights on such conservative luminaries as Ronald Reagan, William F. Buckley Jr., Russell Kirk, and Whittaker Chambers, and on less well known but nonetheless profoundly important individuals who laid the foundations for modern conservatism. The book also features Nash's surprising and provocative perspectives on Franklin Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover, neoconservatism and 'crunchy conservatism', National Review and Commentary, think tanks and colleges, and much more beyond. Ideally suited for the current season of soul-searching on the Right, Reappraising the Right is both an enlightening examination of conservarism's rise and an insightful - and ultimately encouraging - reflection on its chances for renewal.

Conservatism, the Right Wing, and the Far Right - A Guide to Archives

Conservatism, the Right Wing, and the Far Right - A Guide to Archives

Author: Archie Henderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/12/2019

This unique volume is an essential guide to archival research on conservatism, the right wing, and the far right, offering a detailed overview of primary sources housed in more than 2,400 archives across twenty countries. It includes personal and institutional papers; archives of right-wing periodicals in Japanese, Romanian, and Russian; pamphlets, ephemera, vertical files, and press cuttings; oral histories; library-accessible commercial databases; digitized collections and exhibitions; archived websites; and microfilm and microfiche of right-wing materials. Descriptions of each archive summarize their contents, physical addresses and contact information, and online aids.

Resilient America Electing Nixon in 1968, Channeling Dissent, and Dividing Government

Resilient America Electing Nixon in 1968, Channeling Dissent, and Dividing Government

Author: Michael Nelson Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/12/2019

To look at the partisan polarisation that paralyses Washington today is to see what first took shape with the presidential election of 1968. This book explains why. Urban riots and the Tet Offensive, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the politics of outrage and race - all pointed to a reordering of party coalitions, of groups and regions, a hardening and widening of an ideological divide - and to the historical importance of the 1968 election as a watershed event. Resilient America captures this extraordinary time in all its drama - the personalities, the politics, the parties, the events and the circumstances, from the shadow of 1964 through the primaries to the general election that pitted Richard Nixon against Hubert Humphrey, with George Wallace and Eugene McCarthy as the interlopers. Where most accounts of this pivotal year - and the decade that followed - emphasise the coming apart of the nation, this book focuses on the fact that because of measures taken after the election the country actually held together. An esteemed scholar of the American presidency, Michael Nelson turns our attention to how, in spite of increasing (and increasingly vehement) differences, the parties of the time managed to make divided government work. Conventional political processes - peaceful demonstrations, congressional legislation, executive initiatives, Supreme Court decisions, party reforms, and presidential politics - were flexible enough to absorb most of the dissent that tore America deeply in 1968 and might otherwise have torn it apart. This fraught time, as Nelson's work clearly demonstrates, produced unity as well as results well worth noting in our current predicament.

The Corrosion of Conservatism Why I Left the Right

The Corrosion of Conservatism Why I Left the Right

Author: Max Boot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/12/2019

Praised on publication as one of the most impressive and unfl inching diagnoses of the pathologies in Republican politics that led to Trump's rise (Jonathan Chait, New York), The Corrosion of Conservatism documents a president who has traduced every norm and the rise of a nascent centrist movement to counter his assault on democracy. In this admirably succinct and trenchant (Charles Reichman, San Francisco Chronicle) exhumation of conservatism, Max Boot tells the story of an ideological dislocation so shattering that it caused his courageous transformation from Republican foreign policy advisor to celebrated anti- Trump columnist. From recording his political coming- of- age as a young emigre from the Soviet Union to describing the vitriol he endured from his erstwhile conservative colleagues, Boot mixes lively memoir with sharp analysis (William Kristol) from its Reagan-era apogee to its corrosion under Donald Trump.

Russian Conservatism

Russian Conservatism

Author: Paul Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/12/2019

Paul Robinson's Russian Conservatism examines the history of Russian conservative thought from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. As he shows, conservatism has made an underappreciated contribution to Russian national identity, to the ideology of Russian statehood, and to Russia's social-economic development. Robinson charts the contributions made by philosophers, politicians, and others during the Imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet periods. Looking at cultural, political, and social-economic conservatism in Russia, he discusses ideas and issues of more than historical interest. Indeed, what Russian Conservatism demonstrates is that such ideas are helpful in interpreting Russia's present as well as its past and will be influential in shaping Russia's future, for better or for worse, in the years to come. For the past two centuries Russian conservatives have sought to adapt to the pressures of modernization and westernization and, more recently, globalization, while preserving national identity and political and social stability. Through Robinson's research we can now understand how Russian conservatives have continually proposed forms of cultural, political, and economic development seen as building on existing traditions, identity, forms of government, and economic and social life, rather than being imposed on the basis of abstract theory and foreign models.

Basic History of American Conservatism

Basic History of American Conservatism

Author: Robert Muccigrosso Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2019

Conservatism has provided one of America's greatest traditions. This text offers a narrative and analysis of American conservatism. It features an accompanying selection of pertinent documents for use in colleges and universities, as well as for interested general readers.