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The Resource Exit right : the people who left the Left and reshaped the American century, Daniel Oppenheimer

Exit right : the people who left the Left and reshaped the American century, Daniel Oppenheimer

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Exit right : the people who left the Left and reshaped the American century
Title
Exit right
Title remainder
the people who left the Left and reshaped the American century
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Oppenheimer
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A provocative, intimate look at the evolution of America's political soul through the lives of six political figures--from Whittaker Chambers to Christopher Hitchens--who abandoned the left and joined the right. In Exit Right, Daniel Oppenheimer tells the stories of six major political figures whose journeys away from the left reshaped the contours of American politics in the twentieth century. By going deep into the minds of six apostates--Whittaker Chambers, James Burnham, Ronald Reagan, Norman Podhoretz, David Horowitz, and Christopher Hitchens--Oppenheimer offers an unusually intimate history of the American left, and the right's reaction. Oppenheimer is a brilliant new voice in political history who has woven together the past century's most important movements into a single book that reveals the roots of American politics. Through the eyes of his six subjects, we see America grow, stumble, and forge ahead--from World War I up through the Great Depression and World War II, from the Red Scare up through the Civil Rights Movement, and from the birth of neoconservatism up through 9/11 and the dawn of the Iraq War. At its core, Exit Right is a book that asks profound questions about why and how we come to believe politically at all--on the left or the right. Each of these six lives challenges us to ask where our own beliefs come from, and what it might take to change them. At a time of sky-high partisanship, Oppenheimer breaks down the boundaries that divide us and investigates the deeper origins of our politics. This is a book that will resonate with readers on the left and the right--as well as those stuck somewhere in the middle."--Publisher information
  • Oppenheimer takes a provocative, intimate look at the evolution of America's political soul through the lives of six political figures who abandoned the left and joined the right: Whittaker Chambers, James Burnham, Ronald Reagan, Norman Podhoretz, David Horowitz, and Christopher Hitchens. The result is an unusually intimate history of the American left, and the right's reaction
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 324.2092/2
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E747
LC item number
.O67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Exit right : the people who left the Left and reshaped the American century, Daniel Oppenheimer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-385) 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
In Spite of Noise and Confusion : Whittaker Chambers -- The Finest Brain : James Burnham -- When the Team's Up Against It : Ronald Reagan -- Mr. Yes, Mr. No : Norman Podhoretz -- The Betrayed : David Horowitz -- A Man Alone : Christopher Hitchens -- Postscript
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 403 pages
Isbn
9781416589709
Lccn
2015028768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913303115
  • 2254965
  • (OCoLC)913303115
  • (OCoLC)ocn913303115
  • 2254965
  • 2294944
  • 2294944
Label
Exit right : the people who left the Left and reshaped the American century, Daniel Oppenheimer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-385) 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
In Spite of Noise and Confusion : Whittaker Chambers -- The Finest Brain : James Burnham -- When the Team's Up Against It : Ronald Reagan -- Mr. Yes, Mr. No : Norman Podhoretz -- The Betrayed : David Horowitz -- A Man Alone : Christopher Hitchens -- Postscript
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 403 pages
Isbn
9781416589709
Lccn
2015028768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913303115
  • 2254965
  • (OCoLC)913303115
  • (OCoLC)ocn913303115
  • 2254965
  • 2294944
  • 2294944

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