America's Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power

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Bonus Books, Inc., 2004 - 375 pages
Liberal media activists beware! Richard A. Viguerie, venture capitalist of the conservative movement (described as funding father of the right) and David Franke, a founder of the conservative movement, detail how conservatives-shut out by the liberal mass media of the 1950s and '60s-came to power by utilizing new and alternative media, and then created their own mass media.
 

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I believe that all progressives should read and learn from what the right has accomplished. Viguerie and Franke spell out how members of the small conservative movement found one another, established a network of people who worked towards common goals, and took personal initiative to move their program forward. If Greens would load their trunks with books that explain their political philosophy they could follow in Viguerie and Franke's footsteps. If environmentalists would work with death penalty activists the way gun advocates and anti-tax voters were brought together by the conservatives, they would see the progress the conservatives have won over the years. It's all there in his book.
Why would he do that? He says he laid it all out because he believes progressives are too lazy to follow his lead and build a long term strategy for success. Is he right? Yes, but, is he also *correct*? Time will tell.
 

Contents

Two Media Revolutions Transform the World
7
Mass Movement
39
The Conservative Revolution Begins
47
Other Side Controls the Mass Media
75
Conservatives Test a New Secret Weapon
87
The New and Alternative Media Bring
105
Alternative Media to Stop ERA
137
Liberals Wake Up
145
Trains Tomorrows Cadre
167
and the NRA Prevail on the Gun Issue
237
WHERE WE ARE TODAY HOW
321
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND SOURCES
351
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Timothy LaHaye was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 27, 1926. He began preaching while working at a summer camp. In 1944, he joined the Army Air Force and was a machine-gunner on bombers in Europe. He received a bachelor's degree from Bob Jones University in 1950, doctor of ministry degree from Western Theological Seminary, and a doctor of literature degree from Liberty University. He served a congregation in Minneapolis until 1956, then became the pastor of the Scott Memorial Baptist Church in El Cajon, California for 25 years. He wrote or helped write over 50 fiction and non-fiction books. He is the co-author of the Left Behind series and the Left Behind: The Kids series with Jerry B. Jenkins. His non-fiction works cover a wide variety of subjects including marriage, family life, depression, homosexuality, anger management, education, and politics. He died days after he had a stroke on July 25, 2016 at the age of 90.

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