• CHAPTER THIRTY: THE CONSERVATIVE ASCENDANCY, 1974–1991

    THE OVEREXTENDED SOCIETY

    A Troubled Economy

    Blue-Collar Blues

    Sunbelt/Snowbelt Communities

    "Lean Years" Presidents: Ford and Carter

    COMMUNITIES AND POLITICS

    The New Urban Politics

    The City and the Neighborhood

    The Endangered Environment

    Small-Town America

    THE NEW CONSERVATISM

    The New Right

    Anti-ERA, Antiabortion

    “The Me Decade”

    ADJUSTING TO A NEW WORLD

    A Thaw in the Cold War

    Foreign Policy and “Moral Principles”

    (Mis)Handling the Unexpected

    The Iran Hostage Crisis

    Carter's "Crisis of Confidence"

    Election of 1980

    REAGAN REVOLUTION

    The Great Communicator

    Reaganomics

    The Election of 1984

    Recession, Recovery, Fiscal Crisis

    BEST OF TIMES, WORST OF TIMES

    Celebration of Wealth

    A Two-Tiered Society

    The Feminization of Poverty

    Epidemics: Drugs, AIDS, Homelessness

    REAGAN’S FOREIGN POLICY

    The Evil Empire

    The Reagan Doctrine and Central America

    Glasnost and Arms Control

    Iran-Contra Scandal