Mad as Hell: The Crisis of the 1970s and the Rise of the Populist Right

Mad as Hell: The Crisis of the 1970s and the Rise of the Populist Right

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by Dominic Sandbrook
     
 

“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!” The words of Howard Beale, the fictional anchorman in 1976’s hit film Network, struck a chord with a generation of Americans. In this colourful new history, Dominic Sandbrook ranges seamlessly over the political, economic, and cultural high (and low) points of American

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“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!” The words of Howard Beale, the fictional anchorman in 1976’s hit film Network, struck a chord with a generation of Americans. In this colourful new history, Dominic Sandbrook ranges seamlessly over the political, economic, and cultural high (and low) points of American life in the 1970s, exploring the roots of the fears, resentments, cravings, and disappointments we know so well today. From Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan to Anita Bryant and Jerry Falwell, he shows how the 1970s saw the emergence of a new right-wing populism, setting the stage for the bitter partisanship and near-total cynicism of our modern political landscape.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400077243
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/14/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
380,597
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.06(d)

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