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The Resource The working class Republican : Ronald Reagan and the return of blue-collar conservatism, Henry Olsen

The working class Republican : Ronald Reagan and the return of blue-collar conservatism, Henry Olsen

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The working class Republican : Ronald Reagan and the return of blue-collar conservatism
Title
The working class Republican
Title remainder
Ronald Reagan and the return of blue-collar conservatism
Statement of responsibility
Henry Olsen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this sure to be controversial book in the vein of The Forgotten Man, a political analyst argues that conservative icon Ronald Reagan was not an enemy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal, but his true heir and the popular program's ultimate savior. Conventional political wisdom views the two most consequential presidents of the twentieth-century-FDR and Ronald Reagan-as ideological opposites. FDR is hailed as the champion of big-government progressivism manifested in the New Deal. Reagan is seen as the crusader for conservatism dedicated to small government and free markets. But Henry Olsen argues that this assumption is wrong. In Ronald Reagan: New Deal Republican, Olsen contends that the historical record clearly shows that Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal itself were more conservative than either Democrats or Republicans believe, and that Ronald Reagan was more progressive than most contemporary Republicans understand. Olsen cuts through political mythology to set the record straight, revealing how Reagan-a longtime Democrat until FDR's successors lost his vision in the 1960s-saw himself as FDR's natural heir, carrying forward the basic promises of the New Deal: that every American deserves comfort, dignity, and respect provided they work to the best of their ability. Olsen corrects faulty assumptions driving today's politics. Conservative Republican political victories over the last thirty years have not been a rejection of the New Deal's promises, he demonstrates, but rather a representation of the electorate's desire for their success-which Americans see as fulfilling the vision of the nation's founding. For the good of all citizens and the GOP, he implores Republicans to once again become a party of "FDR Conservatives"-to rediscover and support the basic elements of FDR (and Reagan's) vision
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Midwest
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Olsen, Henry
Dewey number
973.927092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Political culture
  • Conservatism
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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The working class Republican : Ronald Reagan and the return of blue-collar conservatism, Henry Olsen
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12457008
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062475282
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12457008
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12457008
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The working class Republican : Ronald Reagan and the return of blue-collar conservatism, Henry Olsen
Link
Publication
Distribution
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.
Control code
MWT12457008
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062475282
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12457008
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12457008
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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