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The Resource America First! : Its History, Culture, and Politics, Bill Kauffman ; [foreword by Gore Vidal]

America First! : Its History, Culture, and Politics, Bill Kauffman ; [foreword by Gore Vidal]

Label
America First! : Its History, Culture, and Politics
Title
America First!
Title remainder
Its History, Culture, and Politics
Statement of responsibility
Bill Kauffman ; [foreword by Gore Vidal]
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This lively, iconoclastic book, first published in 1995, but enduringly relevant, explores the rich heritage, the turbulent present, and the possible future of the political and cultural tendency known as "America First." With its isolationist stance against foreign wars and economic globalism, America First has helped to shape, if only in opposition, American policy both at home and abroad. Bill Kauffman, a columnist for The American Conservative, examines the nineteenth-century underpinnings and twentieth-century eruptions of American isolationism and nationalism, which are the fault lines along which the politics of the 21st century are cleaving. Kauffman recounts a fascinating story of "Little American" political culture, which was distinguished by its opposition to militarism, big government, and the concentration of wealth in the hands of the few, and by its promotion of the common man. The populist-isolationist song continues to be sung by many ordinary Americans who are far from the corridors of power yet who decry passionately, even desperately, what they consider reckless and destructive foreign wars and economic and immigration policies. In a new preface and epilogue written especially for this reissue, Kauffman traces the evolution of America First sentiment over the past twenty years: from its near-eclipse in the war hysteria of the George W. Bush administration to its revival in 2016 with the populist campaigns of Donald Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders. America First! is a rarity among political books: it remainsmore timely, relevant, and even urgent than ever"--
  • "A timely history of the America First movement, now receiving renewed attention due to the populist rhetoric of Donald Trump"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kauffman, Bill
Dewey number
320.540973/0905
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
America First! : Its History, Culture, and Politics, Bill Kauffman ; [foreword by Gore Vidal]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 1995. With new introduction and epilogue
  • "With a new prefce and epilogue by the author."--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-281) 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
Control code
ocn953805832
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
294, xxx pages
Isbn
9781633883093
Lccn
2016033949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0019230605
  • (OCoLC)953805832
Label
America First! : Its History, Culture, and Politics, Bill Kauffman ; [foreword by Gore Vidal]
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 1995. With new introduction and epilogue
  • "With a new prefce and epilogue by the author."--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-281) 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
Control code
ocn953805832
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
294, xxx pages
Isbn
9781633883093
Lccn
2016033949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0019230605
  • (OCoLC)953805832

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