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Assumptions of the Tea Party Movement : A World of Their Own (Hardcover) (David Warfield Brown)

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This book presents a reassessment of the fundamental principles of the Tea Party movement. The Tea Party movement is largely associated with those who want a severely limited federal government spending far fewer taxpayer dollars. What gets less attention are the underlying Tea Party sentiments that, the book argues, are not so much false as they are terribly dated in light of the current national landscape. Such sentiments include prioritizing self-reliance, viewing politics as a “dirty business,” considering “free enterprise” unassailable, and believing the earth to be man’s possession. Brown skillfully and thoughtfully breaks from partisan considerations to get at the root of the movement, arguing that too many Tea Partiers are living in a world of their own, which, given so many pressing problems in the world, amounts to what Brown calls “sentimental mischief.”
Number of Pages: 165
Genre: Political Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: David Warfield Brown
Language: English
Street Date: June 30, 2016
TCIN: 51494868
UPC: 9781137521163
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-6323
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