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  • Published: 21 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9780241958896
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 488

The Right Nation

Why America is Different



The book which explains why George Bush won the 2004 election and why conservatism is now dominant in American politics and the American way of life

The Right Nation is the definitive portrait of the America that few outsiders understand: the America that votes for George Bush, that supports the death penalty and gun rights, that believes in minimal government and long prison sentences, that pulled out of the Kyoto Protocol.

America, argue John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge, award winning journalists at The Economist, has always been a conservative country; but over the past 50 years it has built up a radical conservative movement unlike any other country. The authors tell the story of how these radicals took over the Republican Party, and they deconstruct the Bush White House, examining the many influences from neo-conservatism to sun belt entrepreneurialism. This quest takes the authors from young churchgoers in Colorado Springs to gay gun clubs in Massachusetts to black supporters of school vouchers in Milwaukee. And they drive to the heart of a question that is relevant to us all: why does America seem so different?

  • Published: 21 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9780241958896
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 488

About the authors

John Micklethwait

John Micklethwait is based in London as the US editor of the Economist; Adrian Wooldridge is based in the US, as the same magazine's Washington correspondent, and is a quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. They have written about business and politics across the world and are the author of an award-winning book on management gurus, The Witch Doctors, which was an international bestseller and translated into eight languages.

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