The Conservatives

The Conservatives

Downloadable Video - 2012
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This program chronicles the rise of the Conservative movement in America from the 1940s to the height of the Reagan era, explaining the intellectual premises of Conservatism while covering both the well-known and the less-chronicled back pages of Conservative history. It covers the Hiss-Chambers case, which galvanized the movement around the issue of anti-Communism; the organization of three Conservative think tanks; the birth of the Goldwater candidacy, the development of Conservative power within the Republican Party, and the conflict between Conservatives in the GOP and the "Eastern establishment"; the ideological evolution of Ronald Reagan; the birth of neo-Conservatism; Watergate; the emergence of the New Right; and the influence of supply-side economics. In addition to documentary historical footage, the program provides interviews with, among others, Jeane Kirkpatrick, William F. Buckley, Jr., Barry Goldwater, Norman Podhoretz, Milton Friedman, Clare Boothe Luce, Paul Weyrich, and Ronald Reagan.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], cuuuu
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (88 min.) : sd.,col. & b&w, digital file

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