|Today's class examines the reasons for
and results of the sweeping GOP triumph in 1980--which not only elected
Ronald Reagan president but gave the Republicans control of the Senate and
a working majority in the House of Representatives.
Dionne, Why Americans Hate Politics, pp. 145-208 OR
OR Jamieson, Packing the Presidency, pp. 378-446, and last 2 essays in
Gerstle, Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order.
Brinkley, "American Conservatism"
1980 ads and