Pledging Allegiance: The Last Campaign of the Cold War

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In this history of the 1988 Presidential campaign, Blumenthal, a senior editor of The New Republic , contends that while Reagan and Gorbachev were declaring the Cold War over, Bush and Dukakis were blind to the course of events in Europe and chose to run a campaign based on old Cold War issues like defense spending or such non-issues as the Pledge of Allegiance and Willie Horton. "The old order was decaying, but a new order was not being created," Blumenthal notes. In addition to his devastating descriptions of the failings of Bush and Dukakis, Blumenthal also provides revealing portraits of such other candidates as Quayle, Dole, Jackson, Hart, etc. The book, however, tends to ramble and repeat itself. For consideration by academic and larger public libraries. See also Roger Simon's Road Show and Paul Taylor's See How They Run , reviewed in this issue, p. 238.--Ed.
- Jeffrey R. Herold, Bucyrus P.L., Ohio
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

Blumenthal, senior editor of The New Republic , discusses the U.S. in relation to global politics from 1985 to 1990. "His wide-angled, trenchant analysis includes . . . a withering reconstruction of the 1988 presidential campaign and a convincing argument that the presidency of George Bush is based not on the Reagan model but on the Nixon presidency," said PW.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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