Big Tent: The Story of the Conservative Revolution--As Told by the Thinkers and Doers Who Made It Happen
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Drawing from his comprehensive, star-studded course at the Citadel, Mallory Factor, the New York Times bestselling author of Shadowbosses, brings together a fascinating and diverse range of essays from leading figures and activists which explore and illuminate the conservative intellectual tradition in American politics.
Ambitious in its breadth and depth, The Big Tent is a panoramic portrait of the intellectual history of the conservative movement. Some of the leading lights of the right offer an unparalleled introduction to conservative figures and ideas, from the Revolution to William F. Buckley; Barry Goldwater to the Reagan Revolution; Libertarianism to the War on Terror.
Insightful and stimulating, The Big Tent is an outstanding survey of the movement over three centuries.
York Regents’ prayer unconstitutional in the Engel v. Vitale case in 1963. It didn’t end with the Roe v. Wade decision a decade later. If one looks at the history of Roe, what is most striking, especially given what happened later, is the relative quiescence of the evangelical community at the time the Supreme Court rendered its decision. Certainly most evangelicals disagreed with the decision, but at the time abortion was not viewed as a political issue. In 1967, when then-governor Ronald
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Will and editor William Kristol; defended by prominent scholars such as Princeton’s Robert George, Stanford’s John Taylor, and the Hudson Institute’s Yuval Levin; and embodied in powerful think tanks like the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute. The stirrings of modern American conservatism began with a trio of books and the creation of a journal. First in 1944 came Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom, providing an ethical defense of free markets and a classical liberal
was rebuked in the elections of 1938 and subsequent years, which produced anti–New Deal Congresses for the next twenty years. Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society was soundly rebuked in the elections of 1966 and 1968, and the stagflation that prevailed during Jimmy Carter’s presidency produced a forty-four-state landslide for Ronald Reagan in 1980. The two most recent Democratic presidents, after raising taxes and advancing a national health care plan, were both rebuked sharply by record Republican
drop of water in the “lake of demand” for McChicken sandwiches, then it is going to be very difficult to measure whether my personal purchases are having any effect on the price of McChicken sandwiches. Likewise, in a world capital market of tens of trillions of dollars, even very large amounts of borrowing by the U.S. government might not be enough to have a significant effect on interest rates. At this point, the smart people reading this chapter will point to Greece. Interest rates in Greece