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|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Dan T Carter
|Description:||xv, 134 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||1. The Politics of Anger --
2. The Politics of Accommodation --
3. The Politics of Symbols --
4. The Politics of Righteousness.
|Series Title:||Walter Lynwood Fleming lectures in southern history.|
|Responsibility:||Dan T. Carter.|
1970s through the mid-1990s. According to Carter, economic and social conservatives have denied any link between what neoconservatives have called the "new majoritarianism" and the politics of race, and Republicans have eschewed acknowledging Wallace as an influence, much less as a model. But the fundamental differences between the coarse public rhetoric of the Alabama governor and the smoother arguments of the new conservatism, Carter maintains, have been more a matter.
Of style than of substance: in Richard Nixon's subtle manipulation of the busing issue, in Ronald Reagan's genial, avuncular attacks on affirmative action, in George Bush's use of the Willie Horton ads, and in Newt Gingrich's demonization of welfare mothers, the Wallace music played on. The new rhetoric may lack Wallace's visceral edge, Carter asserts, but it reflects the same callous political exploitation - now professionally packaged and test-marketed - of the raw.
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