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Towards Big-government Conservatism: Conservatives and Federal Aid to Education in the 1970s

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If conservatives have dominated American political life since the 1960s, this article argues, it is a conservatism that bears little resemblance to that of Barry Goldwater, the Arizona senator whose failed 1964 presidential campaign is often seen as marking the beginnings of the modern conservative movement in the United States. Goldwater's anti-statism, it seems, has yielded to a species of 'big-government conservatism'. In this article, Davies uses the case of federal education policy to pr...

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10.1177/0022009408095419

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Journal:
JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY HISTORY
Volume:
43
Issue:
4
Pages:
621-+
Publication date:
2008-10-05
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ISSN:
0022-0094
URN:
uuid:f85ed001-2a34-4cb8-8716-d66280573527
Source identifiers:
215254
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pubs:215254

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