The Conservative 1960s

  title={The Conservative 1960s},
  author={James A. Hijiya},
  journal={Journal of American Studies},
  pages={201 - 227}
  • J. Hijiya
  • Published 2003
  • History
  • Journal of American Studies
The American conservatives of the 1960s have arrived at last. Not in Washington, not in positions of power – they did that during the “Reagan Revolution” of the 1980s and the Republican Congresses of the 1990s. No, it is in history itself, the record of events, that the right is finally appearing. Now that the elephant has occupied the parlor, scholars are inquiring whence it came. 
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