This week’s reading includes Chapter Twenty-six, “The Triumph of Conservatism”. But conservatism’s triumph, which culminated in the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan, actually has roots in the 1964 campaign of Barry Goldwater (discussed in Chapter Twenty-five).
Therefore, I want you to go back to the Voices of Freedom section in Chapter Twenty-five. Read the “Sharon Statement” by the Young Americans for Freedom (1960).
Then watch this speech delivered by Pat Buchanan at the 1992 Republican National Convention:
Based on “The Sharon Statement” and Pat Buchanan’s “Culture War” speech, answer the following questions in a three-paragraph response:
Paragraph One – In what ways are the “Sharon Statement” and Buchanan’s speech similar?
Paragraph Two – In what ways are they different?
Paragraph Three – Which do you prefer, if any, and why?
Please cite at least three examples from to support your answer to question one, three to support your answer to the question two, and two examples to support your answer to question three.
When citing the textbook, make sure to use parenthetical citation.