SOKOV I.A. “Right Moves”: the American View on the Formation of the U.S. Political Culture from the Second Half of the 20th Century and the First Half of the 21st Century (Book Review: Stahl, J. Right Moves: the Conservative Think Tank in American Politic

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2018.6.18

Ilya A. Sokov

Candidate of Sciences (History), Associate Professor of Department of International Relations, Political Science and Area Studies,

Volgograd State University,

Prosp. Universitetsky, 100, 400062 Volgograd, Russian Federation

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Abstract. The review of the monograph by J. Stahl presents to Russian readership the author’s views on the process of development of the American political culture in the second half of the 20th century and in the first decade of the 21st century. According J. Stahl, during this period, the “right move” took place in the U.S., and its ideological support was carried out by American think tanks. The relevance of J. Stahl’s work consists in setting the new trends in the development of American political culture in the period under study, which extended American conservative traditions and values and disseminated them to all spheres of public life in the United States. In our opinion, based on the principle of historicism, the work under review represents a new contribution to studying American political culture In the western historiography. As for our critical remarks, they consist in the author’s underestimation of the analysis of value-normative factors in the post-war development of the American political culture, when the political consciousness as well as the political behavior of the American political and intellectual elite had changed.

Key words: American Political Culture, conservative think tanks, American Enterprise Institute, Progressive Policy Institute, W. Baroody.

Citation. Sokov I.A. “Right Moves”: the American View on the Formation of the U.S. Political Culture from the Second Half of the 20th Century and the First Half of the 21st Century (Book Review: Stahl, J. Right Moves: the Conservative Think Tank in American Political Culture since 1945 [Text] / J. Stahl. - Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2016. - 248 p.). Vestnik Volgogradskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Seriya 4, Istoriya. Regionovedenie. Mezhdunarodnye otnosheniya [Science Journal of Volgograd State University. History. Area Studies. International Relations], 2018, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 217-224. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2018.6.18.

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“Right Moves”: the American View on the Formation of the U.S. Political Culture from the Second Half of the 20th Century and the First Half of the 21st Century (Book Review: Stahl, J. Right Moves: the Conservative Think Tank in American Political Culture since 1945 [Text] / J. Stahl. - Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2016. - 248 p.) by Sokov I.A. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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