What’s the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

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With a New Afterword by the Author

The New York Times bestseller, praised as “hilariously funny . . . the only way to understand why so many Americans have decided to vote against their own economic and political interests” (Molly Ivins)

Hailed as “dazzlingly insightful and wonderfully sardonic” (Chicago Tribune), “very funny and very painful” (San Francisco Chronicle), and “in a different league from most political books” (The New York Observer), What’s the Matter with Kansas? unravels the great political mystery of our day: Why do so many Americans vote against their economic and social interests? With his acclaimed wit and acuity, Thomas Frank answers the riddle by examining his home state, Kansas-a place once famous for its radicalism that now ranks among the nation’s most eager participants in the culture wars. Charting what he calls the “thirty-year backlash”-the popular revolt against a supposedly liberal establishment-Frank reveals how conservatism, once a marker of class privilege, became the creed of millions of ordinary Americans.

A brilliant analysis-and funny to boot-What’s the Matter with Kansas? is a vivid portrait of an upside-down world where blue-collar patriots recite the Pledge while they strangle their life chances; where small farmers cast their votes for a Wall Street order that will eventually push them off their land; and where a group of frat boys, lawyers, and CEOs has managed to convince the country that it speaks on behalf of the People.

Heart of America
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I Am a Conservative: Uncensored, Undiluted and Absolutely Un-PC


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A highly amusing, no-holds-barred meditation on what conservatives really think, and what they really want, by conservative pundit, Breitbart writer and Twitter maven Kurt Schlichter. Too often, conservatives have kept silent in the face of insanity, inanity, and outright idiocy. That ends here!
From mocking Democrat poobahs and Hollywood nitwits to beating on the wimps at the helm of the GOP, “I Am a Conservative” goes straight for the throat and says what everyone else only dares to think.

The Conservative


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The Conservative was a journal edited and self-published sporadically by H. P. Lovecraft between 1915 and 1923. Some of its pieces were written by Lovecraft himself, but many of them were written by others, and included not just political and social commentary on the issues of the day, but also poetry, short stories and literary criticism. In spite of its name, Lovecraft’s style of conservatism bore little resemblance to what goes by that name in America today, and instead was first and foremost a call for a cultural revival – an appeal to a return to the deepest wellsprings that had inspired Western culture from its origins. The period covered by The Conservative coincided with some of the most tumultuous events of the twentieth century, including the First World War and the Russian Revolution. For Lovecraft and his fellow authors, however, the answer to navigating the chaos of their time was not crude nationalism or socioeconomic policies, but could only be understood in terms of race, culture and a strong sense of morality. An opponent of both democracy and liberalism, Lovecraft desired a return to the aristocratic values of earlier ages. Whether one reads these texts as a record of Lovecraft’s own worldview, or as a window into the times in which they were written, The Conservative remains a fascinating document. This edition includes a special introduction placing it within the context of Lovecraft’s life and career by Alex Kurtagic. H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) is widely considered to have been the greatest writer of horror fiction of the twentieth century. Best-know for the stories that comprised his “Cthulhu Mythos,” Lovecraft depicted a dark world dominated by unseen and malevolent forces, which mirrored his own hostility to everything associated with the modern world, which he saw as being in a continual state of decline and decay. He continues to be extremely influential upon writers, filmmakers and artists to this day.

The Salamanca School (Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers)


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Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers provides comprehensive accounts of the works of seminal conservative thinkers from a variety of periods, disciplines and traditions – the first series of its kind. Even the selection of thinkers adds another aspect to conservative thinking, including not only theorists but also thinkers in literary forms and those who are also practitioners. The series comprises twenty volumes, each including an intellectual biography, historical context, critical exposition of the thinker’s work, reception and influence, contemporary relevance, bibliography including references to electronic resources and an index.

Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again

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Conservatives in America need solutions–not just values.

Time is running out on American exceptionalism. The light of liberty is flickering. At no point since we still had the Redcoats on our shores has freedom been more imperiled. This time it’s not an invading foreign power that threatens us, but our own government gone wild— unhinged from its Constitutional limits. Many great books have been written about what we should believe and why, or why the Left’s beliefs are flawed, but never before has a book been written that shows how to do what we believe. Until now. The Left has its playbook, Saul Alinsky’s infamous Rules for Radicals. Now the good guys have theirs.

The Politics of the Prussian Nobility: The Development of a Conservative Ideology, 1770-1848 (Princeton Legacy Library)


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Measured by its capacity to endure, the Prussian nobility was the most successful in the modern history of continental Europe. Throughout the long vicissitudes of its history, this class–the Junkers–displayed a remarkable ability to adapt to new circumstances and maintain its own political power. Robert Berdahl presents a comprehensive interpretation of the tenacity of the Prussian nobles from the late eighteenth century until the revolution of 1848. At one level, he provides a richly detailed economic, social, and political history: the story of how the landowning nobility coped with changes in rural social relations after the emancipation of the serfs in 1807 and of how it survived the agrarian depression of the 1820s by the development of capitalist agriculture. At another level, he shows how the Junkers developed an ideology of conservatism that justified their control of a society that was becoming increasingly bourgeois.

The domination of society by members of the nobility was traditionally supported by their experience in governing landed estates and particularly by the imagery of paternalism. Capitalist agriculture undermined the old landlord-peasant relations, but the nobility continued to exploit paternalistic images of domination.

Originally published in 1988.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Antonio Gramsci (Routledge Revivals): Conservative Schooling for Radical Politics

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Antonio Gramsci is one of the few Marxist theoreticians to have considered the role and nature of education, yet paradoxically his revolutionary, political and social theory seems at odds with his conservative approach to the content and processes of schooling. This book, originally published in 1979, examines his educational, political and cultural writings in an effort to resolve this apparent discrepancy.

Gramsci’s relevance lies in his treatment, in the context of his radical political theory, of themes which currently exercise modern radical educationists. Among the subjects he discusses are the sociology of the curriculum, the apparent discontinuity between the culture of school and that of daily life, problems of literacy and language in education, the role of the state in the provision of education, the cultivation of elites and the role of intellectuals, the relative functions of authority and spontaneity in education and the ambiguious relationship of these to differing political ideologies, particularly Fascism.

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A History of Conservative Politics Since 1830 (British Studies Series)

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With their fundamental distrust of change, how is it that the Conservatives have managed to cope with change relatively successfully? John Charmley has written an entertaining but fair account of one of the principal forces in modern British political history, illuminated throughout by a concentration upon the men, and the woman, who charted the party through a century of warfare and welfare. The second edition of this successful text is thoroughly updated to take into account the latest scholarship, and now has an earlier starting date to make sense of the importance of the Home Rule issue in defining late nineteenth-century Toryism. Charmley takes the story through the recent “wilderness years” following the 1997 election fiasco.

The John Wayne Code: An American Conservative Manifesto


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Updated and revised, this edition of THE JOHN WAYNE CODE presents a post-Bush perspective of Conservatism, contrasting wisdom and grit from an icon of the Old Right with a movement that’s lost its soul. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the modern Conservative movement in this country is dominated by propagandists and charlatans, people without intellectual integrity. Conservatives have been fleeced and exploited and lied to by the “Conservative Entertainment Industry.” While they have been entrusted to lead the flock, they’ve led much of it far away from anything that resembles its core values. It will take John Wayne, an Elder of the Republican village, to put Republicans back in the saddle again. “Words are loaded pistols,” wrote Jean-Paul Sartre. John Wayne’s words were as powerful as the six-guns he wore on his hips. THE JOHN WAYNE CODE is a must-read for every Republican and a valuable reference regardless of the reader’s political ideology.

Confrontational Politics

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To confront and defeat the effort of the political left to change the American system of government into one resembling the socialist welfare states of the rest of the world, Richardson spells out for political conservatives the strategies and tactics to practice politics of confrontation — as practiced by their opponents. Filled with many practical examples from Richardson’s own successful efforts in California, the book is instructive, often entertaining and of immense value to the many 21st century conservatives now girding for battle with the often radical initiatives of some in the new Obama Administration as well as of the union bosses and liberal-left forces now with large majorities in each house of Congress.Richardson’s key point about his opponents is they usually practice the politics of deception to advance programs the vast majority of Americans would never support if they knew what the outcomes would be. He outlines many different approaches to confront these programs through political organizing of like-minded people and organizations into activist coalitions.Foreword by Morton Blackwell, Leadership InstituteUsed Book in Good Condition