Richard Nixon and the Quest for a New Majority
ISBN: 1469614936
EAN13: 9781469614939
Language: English
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback

Richard Nixon and the Quest for a New Majority

Select Format
Select Format Format: Paperback Select Conditions Condition: New

Selected

Format: Paperback

Condition: New

$42.00
Quantity
102 Available

Select Conditions
  • New $42.00 Richard Nixon and the Quest for a New Majority
Book Overview
In recent years historians have paid substantial attention to the origins of modern political conservatism and the record of the Nixon administration in building a Republican majority in the late twentieth century. In Richard Nixon and the Quest for a New Majority, Robert Mason analyzes Nixon's response to the developing conservative climate and challenges revisionist claims about the activist nature of the Nixon administration. Nixon was an activist in intent, Mason contends, but not in deed. Nixon's silent majority speech of 1969 not only undermined the growth of the antiwar movement, Mason shows, but also identified a constituency for Nixon to cultivate in order to secure reelection. However, the implementation of his new-majority project was hindered by the resort to dirty tricks against political opponents and the ineffectual pursuit of a policy agenda. Although some Nixon initiatives were enacted, says Mason, they were not substantial enough to rival the Democrats' bread-and-butter issues. While Nixon built Republican strength at the presidential level, Mason argues that he did not succeed in mobilizing popular support for broad-based political conservatism.

Frequently Asked Questions About Richard Nixon and the Quest for a New Majority

Book Reviews (0)

0
  |   0  reviews
Did you read Richard Nixon and the Quest for a New Majority? Please provide your feedback and rating to help other readers.
Write Review
Captcha

No customer reviews for the moment.