The Death of Conservatism [With Earbuds] (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

By Sam Tanenhaus, Alan Sklar (Read by)

Findaway World, 9781615741465

Publication Date: November 1, 2009



Sam Tanenhaus's essay "Conservatism Is Dead" prompted intense discussion and debate when it was published in the New Republic in the first days of Barack Obamas presidency. Now Tanenhaus, a leading authority on modern politics, has expanded his argument into a sweeping history of the American conservative movement. For seventy-five years, he argues, the Right has been split between two factions: consensus-driven "realists," who believe in the virtue of government and its power to adjust to changing conditions, and movement "revanchists," who distrust government and society - and often find themselves at war with America itself.