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The right talk [electronic resource] : how conservatives transformed the Great Society into the economic society / Mark A. Smith.

By: Smith, Mark A. (Mark Alan), 1970-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2007Description: 1 online resource (267 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781400830718 (electronic bk.); 1400830710 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Conservatism -- United States | United States -- Politics and government | United States -- Economic conditions | Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States | United States -- Economic conditions | United States -- Politics and government | Political science | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Conservatism & Liberalism | Conservatisme | Republican Party | Economische politiek | Verenigde Staten | Konservativismus | <<Die>> Rechte (Politik) | Politische �Okonomie | Rhetorik | USA | Republikanische Partei <USA> | Wirtschaftspolitik | Rhetorik | Konservativismus | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Right talk.DDC classification: 320.520973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- The role of rhetoric in the formation of policy -- Economic insecurity and its rhetorical consequences -- The building of conservatives' intellectual capacity -- The move to economic arguments by conservative intellectuals -- The rhetorical adaptations of the Republican Party -- Democrats and the long shadow of deficit politics -- The Republicans' electoral edge on the economy -- The broad reach and future prospects of economic rhetoric -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
Summary: Political analyst Mark Smith offers the most original and compelling explanation yet of why America has swung to the right in recent decades. How did the GOP transform itself from a party outgunned and outmaneuvered into one that defines the nation's most important policy choices?Conventional wisdom attributes the Republican resurgence to a political bait and switch--the notion that conservatives win elections on social issues like abortion and religious expression, but once in office implement far-reaching policies on the economic issues downplayed during campaigns. Smith illuminates instead.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-251) and index.

1. Introduction -- 2. The role of rhetoric in the formation of policy -- 3. Economic insecurity and its rhetorical consequences -- 4. The building of conservatives' intellectual capacity -- 5. The move to economic arguments by conservative intellectuals -- 6. The rhetorical adaptations of the Republican Party -- 7. Democrats and the long shadow of deficit politics -- 8. The Republicans' electoral edge on the economy -- 9. The broad reach and future prospects of economic rhetoric -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index.

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Political analyst Mark Smith offers the most original and compelling explanation yet of why America has swung to the right in recent decades. How did the GOP transform itself from a party outgunned and outmaneuvered into one that defines the nation's most important policy choices?Conventional wisdom attributes the Republican resurgence to a political bait and switch--the notion that conservatives win elections on social issues like abortion and religious expression, but once in office implement far-reaching policies on the economic issues downplayed during campaigns. Smith illuminates instead.

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