Gang of Five: Leaders at the Center of the Conservative Crusade
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Gang of Five: Leaders at the Center of the Conservative Crusade

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In Gang of Five, bestselling author Nina J. Easton adds an important element to the history of American politics in the last thirty years. This is the story of the other, less well known segment of the baby-boom generation. These are young conservative activists who arrived on campus in the 1970s in rebellion against everything "sixties" and went on to overturn the politic...more
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Published February 28th 2001 by Simon & Schuster (first published 2001)
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Easton's account of the rise of the neoconservative movement is engaging. She tells the story by following the political careers of five leaders in the movement Bill Kristol, Grover Norquist, Clint Bollick, Ralph Reed, and David McIntosh. I get why she focused on Norquist, Kristol, and Reed, but it seemed like she included Bollick just to make the neocons seem more humane (he was a civil rights lawyer who often represented minority communities; I wouldn't have called him a leading figure in the...more
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