Robert Horwitz is the author of America’s Right: Anti-Establishment Conservatism from Goldwater to the Tea Party (Polity, 2013). Horwitz is professor in the Department...

Robert Horwitz is the author of America’s Right: Anti-Establishment Conservatism from Goldwater to the Tea Party (Polity, 2013). Horwitz is professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California San Diego.

Over the last few months, we’ve heard from several authors discuss their books about neoliberalism and the Tea Party. Horwitz seeks to pull these movements together. He highlights the long history of paranoia in politics and the ways it influences the Tea Party today. He describes the ideological underpinnings of anti-establishment conservatism but also the institutions, people, and mechanisms through which the beliefs were spread.

You can read a chapter here.

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