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The Right Talk: How Conservatives Transformed the Great Society Into the Economic Society

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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 n
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Hardcover, 267 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Princeton University Press (first published 2007)
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Dec 22, 2013 Jason Jones rated it it was amazing
The best thing you can say about an academic author is that they do not write like an academic. Smith is not one to be pigeon-holed, as he seems comfortable working with research across several disciplines. He read over 40 years of "National Review", a multitude of conservative think tanks, every platform of both parties since the 1950's, and the Presidential campaigns to boot. The only thing that would have made it better would be digging to a deeper (or derper)level and survey the disseminatio ...more
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