Standing Athwart History, Yelling Stop: The Emergence of American Movement Conservatism, 1945-1965

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    Abstract

    The article analyzes the emergence of the American conservative movement as a postwar reaction to the New Deal order and the new role of the federal government. It discusses the different concepts, and the sometimes conflicting aims of the various strains of the conservative movement, as well as the inherent tension between political populism and the quest for intellectual respectability. It also takes a comparative view of the "Radical Right" of the 1960s and the current "Tea Party movement," and discusses how the conditions for "ideological gatekeeping" have changed.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAmerican Studies in Scandinavia
    Volume45
    Issue number1-2
    Pages (from-to)15-33
    ISSN0044-8060
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Keywords

    • Anticommunism
    • Libertarianism
    • Senator Joseph McCarthy
    • Tea Party Movement
    • The Conservative movement
    • The John Birch Society
    • The New Deal
    • The Radical Right
    • The Republican Party
    • Traditionalism
    • William F. Buckley, Jr.-Barry Goldwater

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