TITLE

The Tea Party vs. the Intellectuals

AUTHOR(S)
HARRIS, LEE
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Policy Review;Jun/Jul2010, Issue 161, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the Tea Party movement in the United States and difficulties that conservative intellectuals face concerning the lack of consistent ideology or coherent set of policies inherent in the Tea Party. It states that the Tea Party's motto of "don't tread on me!" is not political ideology but instead the expression of attitude of defiance against the government. It mentions that both conservative and liberal intellectuals have difficulty taking the Tea Party seriously due to some of the more radical proposals championed by various Tea Party groups. It comments that the Tea Party has resisted the influence of the cultural elite through indifference to intellectual respectability that has shaped the ideas and opinions of other Americans.
ACCESSION #
51307906

 

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