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The Long Con: Mail-Order Conservatism

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an expose of a direct mail scam targeting to conservative voters. fascinating, if not super relevant to me. also on mitt romney.

Perlstein, R. (2014). The Long Con: Mail-Order Conservatism. In Lehmann, C., Summers, J. and Frank, T. No Future for You: Salvos from the Baffler. Mit Press, pp. 23-42

(noun) the concluding part of a discourse and especially an oration / (noun) a highly rhetorical speech

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The history of that movement echoes with the sonorous names of long-dead Austrian economists, of indefatigable door-knocking cadres, of soaring perorations on a nation finally poised to realize its rendezvous with destiny.

(on American conservatism)

—p.29 by Rick Perlstein
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3 years, 10 months ago

The history of that movement echoes with the sonorous names of long-dead Austrian economists, of indefatigable door-knocking cadres, of soaring perorations on a nation finally poised to realize its rendezvous with destiny.

(on American conservatism)

—p.29 by Rick Perlstein
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3 years, 10 months ago

(of a seal or closure) complete and airtight

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The Viguerie Company's marketing genius was that as it continued metastasizing, it remained, in financial terms, a hermetic positive feedback loop.

—p.30 by Rick Perlstein
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3 years, 10 months ago

The Viguerie Company's marketing genius was that as it continued metastasizing, it remained, in financial terms, a hermetic positive feedback loop.

—p.30 by Rick Perlstein
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3 years, 10 months ago

an ancient religious movement that has to do with duality? "an elaborate dualistic cosmology describing the struggle between a good, spiritual world of light, and an evil, material world of darkness"

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since reality is never Manichean enough, fables have to do the requisite ideological heavy lifting

—p.41 by Rick Perlstein
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3 years, 10 months ago

since reality is never Manichean enough, fables have to do the requisite ideological heavy lifting

—p.41 by Rick Perlstein
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3 years, 10 months ago