How Two Political Entrepreneurs Helped Create the American Conservative Movement, 1973-1981: The Ideas of Richard Viguerie and Paul Weyrich

How Two Political Entrepreneurs Helped Create the American Conservative Movement, 1973-1981: The Ideas of Richard Viguerie and Paul Weyrich

By: Alf Tomas Tonnessen (author)Hardback

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This study examines the contribution of New Right leaders Richard Viguerie and Paul Weyrich to the mobilization of the American conservative movement. Based on archival material not previously examined, this study fills a gap in our understanding of campaign organization and fundraising. Richard Viguerie was a pioneer of direct-mail fundraising, helping many conservatives win congressional seats. Paul Weyrich was a political strategist who helped create a number of conservative organizations, including the Heritage Foundation, the Moral Majority, and his own political action committee, the Committee for the Survival of a Free Congress, which provided guidance and financial support to conservative candidates. This study documents how Weyrich's PAC played a central role in congressional campaigns. It will appeal to scholars in American history and political science and general readers who are interested in contemporary American political history.

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  • publication date: 30/09/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780773438606
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780773438606
  • ISBN10: 0773438602

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