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The corrosion of conservatism : why I left the right, Max Boot

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The corrosion of conservatism : why I left the right
Title
The corrosion of conservatism
Title remainder
why I left the right
Statement of responsibility
Max Boot
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "As nativism, xenophobia, vile racism, and assaults on the rule of law threaten the very fabric of our nation, [this book] presents an urgent defense of American democracy. Pronouncing Mexican immigrants to be "rapists," Donald Trump announced his 2015 presidential bid, causing Max Boot to think he was watching a dystopian science-fiction movie. The respected conservative historian couldn't fathom that the party of Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Reagan could endorse such an unqualified reality-TV star. Yet the Twilight Zone episode that Boot believed he was watching created an ideological dislocation so shattering that Boot's transformation from Republican foreign policy adviser to celebrated anti-Trump columnist becomes the dramatic story of The Corrosion of Conservatism. No longer a Republican, but also not a Democrat, Boot here records his ideological journey from a "movement" conservative to a man without a party, beginning with his political coming-of-age as a young émigré from the Soviet Union, enthralled with the National Review and the conservative intellectual tradition of Russell Kirk and F.A. Hayek. Against this personal odyssey, Boot simultaneously traces the evolution of modern American conservatism, jump-started by Barry Goldwater's canonical The Conscience of a Conservative, to the rise of Trumpism and its gradual corrosion of what was once the Republican Party. While 90 percent of his fellow Republicans became political "toadies" in the aftermath of the 2016 election, Boot stood his ground, enduring the vitriol of his erstwhile conservative colleagues, trolled on Twitter by a white supremacist who depicted his "execution" in a gas chamber by a smiling, Nazi-clad Trump. And yet, Boot nevertheless remains a villain to some partisan circles for his enduring commitment to conservative fiscal and national security principles. It is from this isolated position, then, that Boot launches this bold declaration of dissent and its urgent plea for true, bipartisan cooperation. With uncompromising insights, The Corrosion of Conservatism evokes both a president who has traduced every norm and the rise of a nascent centrist movement to counter Trump's assault on democracy."--Jacket
  • When Trump pronounced Mexican immigrants to be "rapists," Boot couldn't fathom that the party of Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Reagan could endorse such an unqualified reality-TV star. Here he records his ideological journey from a "movement" conservative to a man without a party, while simultaneously tracing the evolution of modern American conservatism. Boot provides an urgent plea for true, bipartisan cooperation, even as xenophoboa, racism and assaults on the rule of law threaten the very fabric of our nation. -- adapted from jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boot, Max
Dewey number
320.520973
Index
index present
LC call number
JC573.2.U6
LC item number
B67 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boot, Max
  • Trump, Donald
  • Trump, Donald
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Conservatism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Conservatism
  • Political and social views
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • United States
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The corrosion of conservatism : why I left the right, Max Boot
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-237) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: November 8, 2016 -- The education of a conservative -- The career of a conservative -- The surrender -- The chaos president -- The cost of capitulation. Racism ; Nativism ; Collusion ; The rule of law ; "Fake news" ; Ethics ; Fiscal irresponsibility ; The end of the Pax Americana -- The Trump toadies -- The origins of Trumpism -- Epilogue: The vital center
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unknown
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First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 260 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781631495687
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
Stock number
D71080AA-D7D3-4127-9C67-F3050648BBDB
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  • (OCoLC)1056625748
  • on1056625748
  • 3106095
Label
The corrosion of conservatism : why I left the right, Max Boot
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-237) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: November 8, 2016 -- The education of a conservative -- The career of a conservative -- The surrender -- The chaos president -- The cost of capitulation. Racism ; Nativism ; Collusion ; The rule of law ; "Fake news" ; Ethics ; Fiscal irresponsibility ; The end of the Pax Americana -- The Trump toadies -- The origins of Trumpism -- Epilogue: The vital center
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 260 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781631495687
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D71080AA-D7D3-4127-9C67-F3050648BBDB
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1056625748
  • on1056625748
  • 3106095

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