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Right Moves: The Conservative Think Tank in American Political Culture since 1945

Jason Stahl


From the middle of the twentieth century, think tanks have played an indelible role in the rise of American conservatism. Positioning themselves against the alleged liberal bias of the media, academia, and the federal bureaucracy, conservative think tanks gained the attention of politicians and the public alike and were instrumental in promulgating conservative ideas. Yet, in spite of their formative influence on media and public opinion, little has been written on the history of these institutions. Right Moves is the first sustained investigation of the rise and historical development of the ... More

Keywords: Think tanks, Conservatism, Conservative, Public policies, Liberalism, Political institutions, Marketplace of ideas, Conservative think tank, Public policy formation, Capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469627861
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627861.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason Stahl, author