28 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2013
Date Written: April 22, 2013
In this paper, I argue that in the last twenty years American conservatives have (mis)appropriated rhetorical critiques of their political opponents, especially regarding the authority of science and of regulatory agencies, originally initiated by liberals in the 1970s-1990s.
Keywords: liberal, conservative, rhetoric, democracy, politics
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Nelson, Kristopher A., Embracing the Opposition: The Conservative Appropriation of Liberal Critiques (April 22, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2286355 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2286355