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Author Kabaservice, Geoffrey M.
Title Rule and ruin : the downfall of moderation and the destruction of the Republican Party, from Eisenhower to the Tea Party / Geoffrey Kabaservice.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.

Author Kabaservice, Geoffrey M.
Series Studies in postwar American political development
Oxford studies in postwar American political development.
Subject Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 482 pages).
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1. THE WIDENING GYRE: The Republican Party at the 1960 Convention; 2. THINGS FALL APART: Advance Magazine and the Decay of the Moderate Establishment, 1961-63; 3. THE CENTER CANNOT HOLD: The Republican Primaries of 1964; 4. THE BLOOD-DIMMED TIDE IS LOOSED: The GOP and the Goldwater Campaign, 1964; 5. THE CEREMONY OF INNOCENCE IS DROWNED: Moderates Attempt to Regain Control of the GOP, 1965; 6. FULL OF PASSIONATE INTENSITY: From Rat Finks to Reagan, 1966; 7. THE BEST LACK ALL CONVICTION: Moderation's Zenith and George Romney's Rise and Fall, 1967.
8. MERE ANARCHY: Moderate Half-Victories and the Agonies of 19689. SOME REVELATION IS AT HAND: Richard Nixon's First Year in Office, 1969; 10. THE ROUGH BEAST: Nixon and the Breakup of the Moderate Republican Movement, 1970; 11. DARKNESS DROPS: Moderate Republican Decline from Nixon to Ford to Reagan, 1971-80; 12. SLOUCHING TOWARD BETHLEHEM: The Collapse of the Moderate Republicans, 1980-2010; Conclusion; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Summary As the 2012 elections approach, the Republican Party is rocketing rightward away from the center of public opinion. Republicans in Congress threaten to shut down the government and force a U.S. debt default. Tea Party activists mount primary challenges against Republican officeholders who appear to exhibit too much pragmatism or independence. Moderation and compromise are dirty words in the Republican presidential debates. The GOP, it seems, has suddenly become a party of ideological purity. Except this development is not new at all. In Rule and Ruin, Geoffrey Kabaservice reveals that the mode.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780199921133 (electronic bk.)
019992113X (electronic bk.)
9780199768400 (electronic bk.)
0199768404 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 770700710
Additional Format Print version: Kabaservice, Geoffrey M. Rule and ruin. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012 9780199768400 (DLC) 2011016422 (OCoLC)712983640

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