The Age of Nixon: A Study in Cultural Power

The Age of Nixon: A Study in Cultural Power

Carl Freedman


the elemental argument this e-book is, first, that Richard Nixon, notwithstanding no longer mostly considered as a charismatic or emotionally outgoing baby-kisser like Franklin Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan, did determine profound psychic connections with the yank humans, connections that may be detected either within the outstanding electoral luck that he loved for many of his profession and in his final defeat in the course of the Watergate scandal; and, moment or even extra very important, that those connections are symptomatic of some of the most vital currents in American lifestyles. The ebook is not only a piece of political background or political biography yet a learn of cultural strength: that's, a learn within the ways in which tradition shapes our politics and frames our feel of probabilities and values. In its program of Marxist, psychoanalytic, and different theoretical instruments to the examine of yankee electoral politics, and in a manner designed for the overall in addition to for the educational reader, it's a new form of book.

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