This edition: Right Turn
Politics and diplomacy after Watergate. The Ford custodianship. The trials of Jimmy Carter. Camp David Accord. Human rights and national interests: Iranian hostage crisis. The rise of the new American right: the sunbelt and its politics, religious revivalism, tax revolt. The campaign of 1980. The “Reagan revolution: “supply-side” economics, fiscal crisis, international relations, election of 1984. Waning of the Cold War. The Bush presidency; the Gulf War.