Summary: In this significant new study, the distinguished political scientist Ronald W. Walters argues that the Conservative movement has had an inordinate impact on American governing institutions over the last two decades and that a strong, though very often unstated, racial hostility drives the public policies put forth by Conservative politicians.
Walters traces the emergence of what he calls a new White Nationalism, showing how it fuels the Conservative movement ...show more, invades the public discourse, and generates policies that protect the interests of white voters at the expense of blacks and other nonwhites. Using historical and contemporary examples of White Nationalist policy, as well as empirical public opinion data, Walters demonstrates the degree to which this ideology exists among white voters and the negative impact of its policies on the black community.
Walters's analysis of contemporary racial politics is uniquely valuable to scholars and lay readers alike and is sure to spark further public debate. ...show less