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Paving the Way for Reagan: The Influence of Conservative Media on US Foreign Policy

Laurence R. Jurdem


The book analyzes the influence of National Review, Human Events, and Commentary on the foreign policy ideas of the Republican Party from 1964–1980. During that eighteen-year period, the publications of conservative opinion provided ideological clarification on important national issues that played a fundamental role in reviving the political fortunes of the American Right, culminating in the election of Ronald Reagan. Those who wrote for these publications used their positions to offer suggestions to conservative policy makers that called for a more confrontational approach toward the Soviet ... More

Keywords: National Review, Human Events, Commentary, Conservative movement, American power, Republican Party

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780813175843
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813175843.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laurence R. Jurdem, author