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Losing the Center: The Decline of American Liberalism, 1968–1992

Jeffrey Bloodworth

Abstract

This book traces the troubled history of American liberalism between the tumultuous 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention and Bill Clinton's election to the White House. In those years, liberals effectively conceded the political center to conservatives and wandered the political wilderness. For decades, scholars have examined how conservatives captured the American electorate during this time. This book, however, looks at why and how liberals sowed the seeds of their own creed's demise. Through examining a sundry array of grassroots activists and officeholders, from big city mayors to Congresswo ... More

Keywords: Liberalism, Conservatism, Bill Clinton, Vietnam, Civil Rights, New Politics, Vital Center, Ronald Reagan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813142296
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813142296.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Bloodworth, author