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Assistant Professor of Political Science, Colgate University. Author of "The Polarizers": https://t.co/EPyfe4DuaC.
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Sep 10, 2018 18 tweets 5 min read
1. Re @RuleandRuin’s grumpy piece on the historiography of conservatism (politico.com/magazine/story…), @TomSugrue offers the full-throated defense of the discipline’s honor: . I have a more specific point, undeniably motivated by some “presentist” concerns. 2. Does the rise-of-the-right lit really “take the extreme right as representative of conservatism,” as Kabaservice charges? This work, first motivated by dissatisfaction w/ how postwar libs like Bell & Hofstadter pathologized the right, if anything went too far the other way.