Christian Right, the Far Right and the Boundaries of American Conservatism

Christian Right, the Far Right and the Boundaries of American Conservatism

by Martin Durham
     
 

This is a broad-based study of all aspects of right-wing politics in the US, with a particular focus on two overlapping groups--the Christian Right and the Radical Right. The American Right has attracted a remarkable amount of attention in recent years. The Christian Right has become a major part of the Republican Party, conservative Pat Buchanan has launched three

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This is a broad-based study of all aspects of right-wing politics in the US, with a particular focus on two overlapping groups--the Christian Right and the Radical Right. The American Right has attracted a remarkable amount of attention in recent years. The Christian Right has become a major part of the Republican Party, conservative Pat Buchanan has launched three bids for the party's presidential nomination, and the militias have drawn thousands of Americans into a movement which believes the country is threatened by an international conspiracy. This study challenges the ways in which these developments have been seen and argues for a fresh look at the movements to the right of the mainstream conservatism.

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"...a distinctive insight into an outsider's view of the landscape of American conservatism..." -Choice

"...this book is complex. It fearlessly demands the reader's concentration. But...it rewards." -Martyrdom and Resistance

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This book offers a look at the American far right, paying particular attention to the Christian Right, the supporters of Patrick Buchanan, and the militia movements. Durham (politics, U. of Wolverhampton, UK) argues that both the media and the movements themselves often confuse or misrepresent the realities of these groups, and he rebuts some long-standing assumptions about the radical right. Distributed by Palgrave. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719054860
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

Martin Durham is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Wolverhampton.

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