This is a very interesting, very well written, and researched book.
For anyone who wants to know how American politics got to be where it is -- and get an idea of where it's likely to go -- this is THE book.
This is a very good book about the rise and present shape of conservatism in America -- the political Right, the current Republican party.
I think the authors rightly make the case that the right in America has a cultural leg up on the left. Read morePublished 19 months ago by drohan00
While working on a Republican campaign during the 2012 cycle, someone recommended this as a must read. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Lauren E.
Excellent! The authors being Brits, they come at their subject very objectively, and generally do a fine job describing, well... me. Read morePublished on July 8, 2011 by Chris Serger
Mr. Micklethwait and Mr. Wooldridge convincingly make the case that the U.S. political landscape has been steering towards the right for decades since Ronald Reagan, and bowing to... Read morePublished on December 17, 2010 by Brian Kodi
These authors use recent history to "paint inside the lines" their own self-portrait of conservative America. Read morePublished on May 26, 2010 by Herbert L Calhoun
Much has changed since this book first came out nonetheless, we are a conservative nation and we became a great country because of that. Read morePublished on December 8, 2009 by Scott Walker
"America has plainly become more conservative and less European country." (the authors provide overwhelming evidence of that). Read morePublished on June 26, 2009 by andris virsnieks
There are some brilliant moments in this book. In particular, the dispassionate description of the right's buildup of think tanks and political groups culminating in the... Read morePublished on March 25, 2008 by CJ
I was very disappointed in this book. I wouldn't have bought it if I had known that it was by two writers from the Economist. Read morePublished on August 28, 2007 by Vivaldi Guy