Week 8: American ideologies and political movements: Conservatism and the New Right

Lecture recording


Lecture notes

Tutorial readings

Required readings:

  • Godfrey Hodgson, The World Turned Right Side Up, New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1996. (Chapter 1).
  • Anatol Lieven, America Right or Wrong, 2nd Ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, chapter 4.
  • Lawrence Rosenthal and Christine Trost eds., Steep, LA: University of California Press, 2012. “Introduction”.


  • Peter Beinart, The Icarus Syndrome, New York: HarperCollins, 2010: Chapter 15 (On the Neocons).


Conservatives of the 20th Century