The Paranoid Style in American Politics (Google eBook)
This timely reissue of Richard Hofstadter's classic work on the fringe groups that influence American electoral politics offers an invaluable perspective on contemporary domestic affairs.In The Paranoid Style in American Politics, acclaimed historian Richard Hofstadter examines the competing forces in American political discourse and how fringe groups can influence — and derail — the larger agendas of a political party. He investigates the politics of the irrational, shedding light on how the behavior of individuals can seem out of proportion with actual political issues, and how such behavior impacts larger groups. With such other classic essays as “Free Silver and the Mind of 'Coin' Harvey” and “What Happened to the Antitrust Movement?, ” The Paranoid Style in American Politics remains both a seminal text of political history and a vital analysis of the ways in which political groups function in the United States.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other EssaysUser Review - Donald Luther - Goodreads
Richard Hofstadter was a legend in American History circles during my undergraduate days. His study of the Progressive Era and the New Deal, 'The Age of Reform', was one of the required texts during ... Read full review
Review: The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other EssaysUser Review - Christopher - Goodreads
Great collection of essays, and the similarities between the Goldwater right and the Tea Party are interesting. A lot has happenned since 1964 and both types of non-pragmatic rightists had qualities ... Read full review
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