Has Political Centre In N. America Moved Right?

Posted on Wednesday, June 30 at 08:56 by KevinGagnon

"Some 41 per cent of American voters identify themselves as conservative," claims John Micklethwaite, U.S. editor of The Economist a figure he says points to a deeper rightward shift in American culture and politics.

Micklethwaite and an Economist colleague, Adrian Wooldridge, have just published a book with the double-entendre title of The Right Nation. At a recent Carnegie Institute panel in New York they claimed that the Republican victory in the 2000 U.S. presidential election consolidated what was already a pronounced decline in the influence of progressive "liberals" who have dominated American domestic and foreign policy for decades.

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