This book outlines the growth of the political Right in Southern California from the late s into the s. Lisa McGirr traces the Right’s. Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right Lisa McGirr. Princeton University Press, $ (cloth). Before the Storm: Barry. Lisa McGirr: Suburban Warriors not to be an ordinary suburban coffee klatch. Next to the coffee in suburbs such as Garden Grove, Orange County (the place.
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Discover what to read next. Contents 1 Summary 2 Commentary 2. That is simply not possible. When Strom Thurmond broke the filibuster record during the civil rights debate, Goldwater, who had begun his political career hiring a black woman and, as a city councilman, ,cgirr end legal segregation in Phoenix schools, spelled him for bathroom breaks.
They were disciplined, these young conservatives. Racial and class homogeneity nurtured a comforting conformity consciously defended against outside threats.
It is hard to imagine that he has missed any interesting or delicious fact about Goldwater or his circle of devotees. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
Oral History Association members Sign in warriorw society site. Join us to support engaged discussion on critical issues. The Best Books of You will be helping us cultivate a public sphere that honors pluralism of thought for a diverse and discerning public. Goldwater lost by an enormous margin, but his defeat prefigured a Southern Strategy that turned the Republican Party into a born-again successor to the Confederacy. No amount is too small. McGirr views the Goldwater predidential campaign of as a watershed in the conservative political movement.
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Suburban warriors: the origins of the new American Right
United by enemies, libertarian and social conservatives rarely confronted their differences. Federal spending, beginning in WWII and continuing with suburbah Cold War defense contracts and military bases, was the driving force behind Orange County’s booming economy. No Collision Bonnie Honig. The book is a local study that seeks to explain the rise of a national movement.
Why the Right Wins
Yochai Benkler argues that the mainstream media Conspiracy theories thrive partly because crackpots are ever eager to give history the gloss of rationality, but also because, perversely, the theories capture the correct intuition that small groups can produce huge consequences.
Account Options Sign in. It is possible that both authors are correct and that anti-communism was a dead issue at the presidential level but that at the local and congressional level it was still around. If you originally registered with a username please wsrriors that to sign in. Selling Outrage Yochai Benkler argues that the mainstream media Weekly Newsletter Poetry Matters: Far from being uprooted, unnerved Midwestern euburban, they were the children of thriving new industrial parks.
Trickle-Down Authoritarianism Benjamin H. Mainstream America snickered at warnings They believed the United States would prevail if the nation was not subueban down in social programs, had a strong military and little or no United Nations involvement.
The Origins of the New American Right. The military and military-industrial complex, including high technology industries like electronics, instrumentation, missiles and aircraft, attracted workers to the county from across the United States. Having tracked down and interviewed some twenty surviving right-wingers and rummaged through many archives, McGirr has uncovered something important about the activists of the right. Suburban Warriors introduces us to these people: The Origins of the New American Right.
They were the infrastructure, if not the money, for the anti-Clinton mobilization that began by the time he moved into waarriors White House in and never let up for eight years. Boston Review-sponsored events in the Boston area Reading List: No eBook available Amazon.
Mcglrr believes that this is an important process to go through; by examining the history of the county, she hopes to instill in the reader a notion that this was a county in the midst of tremendous transition.
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