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CHAPTER 4: CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES

1.
Jindal, quoted in Steve Peoples and Ken Thomas, “Jindal: Republicans Must Stop Being the Stupid Party,” RealClearPolitics, Jan. 25, 2013,
www.realclearpolitics.com
.

2.
Davis, quoted in Juliet Eilperin, “How the West Virginia Coal Industry Changed Federal Endangered Species Policy,”
Washington Post,
May 10, 2019,
www.washingtonpost.com
.

3.
George H. Nash,
The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945
(Wilmington, Del.: Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2014), Kindle.

4.
Timothy Noah, “William F. Buckley, RIP: Why We Should Be (Mostly) Glad We Outlived His Brand of Conservatism,”
Slate,
Feb. 27, 2008,
slate.com
.

5.
Buckley, quoted in Ron Capshaw, “ ‘Demanding a Recount’: William F. Buckley’s 1965 Campaign for Mayor of New York,”
Liberty Conservative,
Dec. 9, 2016.

6.
Baldwin, James,
Has the American Dream Been Achieved at the Expense of the American Negro?: Based on the Debate Between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley.
Kindle Edition.

7.
James Carney, “10 Questions for William F. Buckley,”
Time,
April 5, 2005, content.time.com [inactive].

8.
Anthony Cody, “The Nine Most Terrifying Words in the English Language: I’m from Big Business and I’m Here to Help,”
Education Week Teacher,
June 29, 2013, blogs.edweek.com [inactive].

9.
Debbie Elliot, “Integrating Ole Miss: A Transformative Deadly Riot,” National Public Radio, Oct. 1, 2012,
www.npr.org
.

10.
Stuart Stevens,
The Big Enchilada: Campaign Adventures with the Cockeyed Optimists from Texas Who Won the Biggest Prize in Politics
(New York: Free Press, 2001).

11.
Allison Mitchell, “Bush Draws Campaign Theme from More than ‘the Heart,’ ”
New York Times,
June 12, 2000,
nytimes.com
.

12.
Myron Magnet,
The Dream and the Nightmare: The Sixties’ Legacy to the Underclass
(New York: Encounter Books, 2000), Kindle.

13.
“Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers News Release,” Bureau of Labor Statistics,
www.bls.gov
; Donovan Hicks, “What Trump Leaves Out When He Talks About the Black Unemployment Rate,” Talk Poverty, Dec. 20, 2018,
talkpoverty.org
; “Basic Statistics,” Talk Poverty; Janelle Jones, “The Racial Wealth Gap: How African Americans Have Been Shortchanged out of the Materials to Build Wealth,” Economic Policy Institute, Feb. 13, 2017,
www.epi.org
; Carmel Ford, “Homeownership by Race and Ethnicity,” Eye on Housing, Dec. 15, 2017, eyeonhousing [inactive]; Margaret Sims, “Say African American or Black, but First Acknowledge the Persistence of Structural Racism,” Urban Institute, Feb. 8, 2018,
www.urban.org
.

14.
Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump), Twitter, May 3, 2019, 4:25 p.m.,
twitter.com/​realdonaldtrump/​status/​1124454991341793281?lang=en
.

15.
German Lopez, “Roy Moore: America ‘Was Great at the Time When Families Were United’—Even Though We Had Slavery,”
Vox,
Dec. 8, 2017,
www.vox.com
.

16.
Josh Hawley @HawleyMo, Twitter, May 1, 2019, 3:26 a.m.,
twitter.com/​HawleyMo/​status/​1123656895909302273?s=20
.

17.
Stuart Stevens, “Why Beto Is Bombing (and How He Can Make a Comeback),”
Bulwark,
May 30, 2019,
thebulwark.com
.

18.
Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump), Twitter, March 23, 2016, 8:55 p.m.,
twitter.com
/
realdonaldtrump/status/712850174838771712?s=20
[inactive].

19.
William Bennett,
The Death of Outrage: Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals
(New York: Free Press, 1998).

20.
Bennett, quoted in Jonathan Zimmerman, “Romney Is Right to Be Appalled by Trump’s Character. All of Us Should Be,”
USA Today,
Jan. 5, 2019,
www.usatoday.com
.

21.
John Hood, “What Bill Bennett Used to Understand,”
National Review,
Aug. 25, 2016,
www.nationalreview.com
.

22.
Larry O’Connor, “Bennett: #NeverTrump-ers Put Vanity Above Country; ‘Terrible Case of Moral Superiority,’ ”
Hot Air,
Aug. 19, 2016,
hotair.com
.

23.
William Bennett,
The Book of Virtues
(New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996), Kindle; Bennett,
Death of Outrage,
38.

24.
Trump, quoted in Ben Craw, Rex Santus, and Gabrielle Bluestone, “We’re Going to Keep Updating This List Until Trump Stops Endorsing Conspiracy Theories,”
Vice News,
Nov. 30, 2017,
news.vice.com
.

25.
Russell Muirhead and Nancy L. Rosenblum,
A Lot of People Are Saying
(Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2019), 5.

26.
Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump), Twitter, June 13, 2018, 2:56 a.m.,
twitter.com/​realdonaldtrump/​status/​1006837823469735936?lang=en
.

27.
Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump), Twitter, April 2, 2019, 4:33 a.m.,
twitter.com/​realdonaldtrump/​status/​1113041708730802176?lang=en
.

CHAPTER 5: MACHINERY OF DECEPTION

1.
Rand, quoted in Quote Investigator: Tracing Quotations, April 30, 2015,
quoteinvestigator.com
.

2.
Liz Hayes, “15 Years Ago a Federal Court Struck Down Roy Moore’s Ten Commandments Display in Alabama,” Americans United for Separation of Church and State, July 3, 2018,
www.au.org
.

3.
Emily Kraft, “Ten Commandments Monument Controversy,”
Encyclopedia of Alabama,
May 12, 2008,
www.encyclopediaofalabama.org
.

4.
“Exit Poll Results: How Different Groups Voted in Alabama.”

5.
Jason Le Miere, “Roy Moore Met Wife Kayla When She Was a Minor and He Was 30, at a Girls’ Dance Recital,”
Newsweek,
Nov. 21, 2017,
www.newsweek.com
.

6.
Ben Jacobs, “Donald Trump Appears to Back Roy Moore,”
Guardian,
Nov. 21, 2017,
www.theguardian.com
.

7.
Yochai Benkler, Robert Faris, and Hal Roberts,
Network Propaganda:
Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics
(New York: Oxford University Press, 2018), 13–14.

8.
“An American Original,”
Vanity Fair,
Oct. 2010,
www.vanityfair.com
.

9.
Angie Drobnic Holan, “Lie of the Year: ‘If You Like Your Health Care Plan, You Can Keep It,’ ” PolitiFact, Dec. 12, 2013,
www.politifact.com
.

10.
Bill Adair and Angie Drobnic Holan, “Lie of the Year 2011: ‘Republicans Voted to End Medicare,’ ” PolitiFact, Dec. 20, 2011,
www.politifact.com
.

11.
Nicole Hemmer,
Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics
(Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016), loc. 64, Kindle.

12.
Nicole Hemmer, “The Conservative War on Liberal Media Has a Long History,”
Atlantic,
Jan. 17, 2014,
www.theatlantic.com
.

13.
Hemmer,
Messengers of the Right,
loc. 706, Kindle.

14.
Ibid., loc. 694.

15.
Ibid., loc. 456.

16.
Ibid., loc. 750.

17.
Ibid., loc. 840.

18.
Ibid., loc. 1252.

19.
Philip Kurland, review of
McCarthy and His Enemies,
by William F. Buckley Jr. and L. Brent Bozell,
University of Chicago Law Review
21:4 (1954), 780.

20.
Rick Perlstein,
Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus
(New York: Bold Type Books, 2001), loc. 7, Kindle.

21.
Ibid., loc. 8–9.

22.
E. J. Dionne Jr.,
Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism—from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond
(New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016), 41–42, Kindle.

23.
Benkler, Faris, and Roberts,
Network Propaganda,
317.

24.
Max Boot,
The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right
(New York: Liveright, 2018), 179.

25.
Markle, quoted in Mikhaila Friel, “Donald Trump Denied Calling Meghan Markle ‘Nasty’ and Said Reports on His Recorded Interview Are ‘Fake News,’ ”
Insider,
June 3, 2019,
www.insider.com
.

26.
Trump, quoted in ibid.

27.
Trump, quoted in Mahita Gajanan, “ ‘What You’re Seeing…Is Not Happening’: People Compare This Trump Quote to George Orwell,”
Time,
July 24, 2018,
time.com
.

28.
Mollie Hemingway, “Here’s Why I Didn’t Fall for the Russia-Trump Conspiracy,”
Federalist,
April 1, 2019,
thefederalist.com
.

29.
Robert S. Mueller,
The Mueller Report: The Final Report of the Special Counsel on Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election
(Mineola, N.Y.: Dover, 2019), 4.

30.
Brian Stelter, “Amash Says Many Republican Lawmakers ‘Think I’m Right,’ but ‘They Just Won’t Say It,’ ” CNN, May 29, 2019,
cnn.com
.

CHAPTER 6: WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF?

1.
Ed Mazza, “Omarosa Manigault: ‘Every Critic, Every Detractor, Will Have to Bow Down to President Trump,’ ”
HuffPost,
Sept. 22, 2016,
www.huffpost.com
.

2.
William Saletan, “Cop Stoppers: How Did the NRA Become an Enemy of Law Enforcement?,”
Slate,
Feb. 28, 2018,
slate.com
.

3.
George H. W. Bush, “Letter of Resignation Sent by Bush to Rifle Association,”
New York Times,
May 11, 1995,
www.nytimes.com
.

4.
McKay Coppins, “The Man Who Broke Politics,”
Atlantic,
Oct. 17, 2018,
www.theatlantic.com
.

5.
“Trump Incorrectly Claimed to Be Swedish for Decades,”
Week,
Nov. 28, 2017,
theweek.com
.

6.
Jessica Glenza, “Trump Wrongly Claims His Father Was Born in Germany—Again,”
Guardian,
April 3, 2019,
www.theguardian.com
.

7.
“Trump Incorrectly Claimed to Be Swedish for Decades”; Chantal DaSilva, “Where Was Donald Trump’s Father Born? President’s Claims That Fred Trump Was Born in Germany Are Incorrect,”
Newsweek,
April 3, 2019,
www.newsweek.com
.

8.
The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic), Twitter, Oct. 15, 2018, 12:29 p.m.,
twitter.com/​TheAtlantic/​status/​1051918019088265216
.

9.
Frances Lee, “American Politics Is More Competitive than Ever; That’s Making Partisanship Worse,”
Washington Post,
Jan. 9, 2014,
www.washingtonpost.com
.

10.
Nolan McCarty, “What We Know and Don’t Know About Our Polarized Politics,”
Washington Post,
Jan. 8, 2014,
www.washingtonpost.com
.

11.
Nolan McCarty, “What We Know and Do Not Know About Our Polarized Politics,” in
Political Polarization in American Politics,
ed. Daniel J. Hopkins and John Sides (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015),
www.bloomsburycollections.com
.

12.
“Georgia House Dispute,”
Congressional Quarterly,
Jan. 21, 1966, 255, quoted in Kief Schladweiler,
African-American Involvement in the Vietnam War: CIA, FBI, and Other Government Documents,
www.aavw.org
.

13.
Mike Lofgren,
The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted
(New York: Penguin Books, 2013), viii.

14.
Ibid., 9–10.

15.
Robert G. Kaiser,
So Damn Much Money
(New York: Vintage Books, 2010), Kindle.

16.
Lofgren,
Party Is Over,
18.

17.
Suryatapa Bhattacharya, “This Survey Shows How Indian Americans Plan to Vote in the U.S. Election,”
Wall Street Journal,
May 27, 2016,
blogs.wsj.com
.

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