Age of iron [electronic resource] : on conservative nationalism /
by Colin Dueck.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
ix, 228 pages ; 25 cm
9780190079369, 9780190079376, 9780190079383
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New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
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Introduction: On conservative nationalism -- Nationalism, internationalism, and conservatives -- Global versus national : from TR to Eisenhower -- Global versus national : from Goldwater to Bush -- National versus global : the Trump era -- Populism, foreign policy, and the GOP -- Age of iron.
"Age of Iron attempts to describe the past, present, and possible future of conservative nationalism in American foreign policy. It argues that a kind of conservative US nationalism long predates the Trump presidency, and goes back to the American founding. Different aspects of conservative American nationalism have been incorporated into the Republican Party from its creation. Every Republican president since Theodore Roosevelt has tried to balance elements of this tradition with global US foreign policy priorities. Donald Trump was able to win his party's nomination and rise to the presidency, in part, by challenging liberal internationalist assumptions. Yet in practice, he too has combined nationalist assumptions with global US foreign policy priorities. The long-term trend within the Republican party, predating Trump, is toward political populism, cultural conservatism, and white working-class voters -- and this has international implications. Republican foreign policy nationalism is not about to disappear. The book concludes with recommendations for US foreign policy, based upon an understanding that the optimism of the post-Cold War quarter-century is over. Nationalism; conservatism; populism; Trump presidency; American foreign policy; liberal internationalism; US diplomatic history; geopolitics; American party politics; the Republican Party"--
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