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

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
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."--Dust 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
DLC
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 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boot, Max
  • Trump, Donald
  • Trump, Donald
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Conservatism
  • Conservatism
  • Political and social views
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The corrosion of conservatism : why I left the right, Max Boot
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-237) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 260 pages
Isbn
9781631495670
Lccn
2018036979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1040200865
  • 1715320
  • (OCoLC)on1040200865
  • 1715320
Label
The corrosion of conservatism : why I left the right, Max Boot
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 260 pages
Isbn
9781631495670
Lccn
2018036979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1040200865
  • 1715320
  • (OCoLC)on1040200865
  • 1715320

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