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Author Dionne, E. J., Jr.
Title Why Americans hate politics / E.J. Dionne, Jr.
Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, 1992.
Edition First Touchstone edition.

Author Dionne, E. J., Jr.
Subject Political participation -- United States.
Political campaigns -- United States.
Right and left (Political science)
Conservatism -- United States.
Liberalism -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953.
Description 448 pages ; 22 cm
Edition First Touchstone edition.
Note A Touchstone book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 356-401) and index.
ISBN 0671778773
OCLC # 25996605
Table of Contents
 Introduction: Living in the Past: How Liberals and Conservatives Are Failing America9
Pt. 1The Failures of Liberalism29
 1Freedom Now: The New Left and the Assault on Liberalism31
 2The Virtues of Virtue: The Neoconservative Revolt55
 3Not Black and White: Race, "Values," and Willie Horton77
 4Family Politics: Feminism and Its Enemies98
 5The Lost Opportunity: Jimmy Carter and the Not-So-Vital Center116
Pt. 2The Conservative Impasse145
 6Ideas Have Consequences: Conservatism's Contradictory Origins147
 7Moderation Is No Virtue: The Troubled Life of "Modern Republicanism"170
 8Hell Hath No Fury: The Religious Right and the New Republican Party209
 9The Demand for Supply Side: Conservative Politics, New Deal Optimism242
 10Politics Without Government: The Rebirth of Libertarianism259
 11Balancing Acts: Reagan, Bush, and the Conservative Impasse283
 12One Nation, Divisible: The 1988 Campaign and the Logic of False Choices300
Pt. 3Curing the Mischiefs of Ideology327
 13The Politics of the Restive Majority: Healing Public Life in the Nineties329
 Afterword to the Touchstone Edition: Beyond False Choices: The Revolt of the Voters356

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