Buchanan, “Culture War Speech,” Sources

Suggested Readings, Audio-Visual Materials, and Online Resources


Buchanan, Patrick J. Right from the Beginning. Boston, MA: Little, Brown, and Company, 1988. 

Cloud, Dana. “The Rhetoric of <Family Values>: Scapegoating, Utopia, and the Privatization of  Social Responsibility.” Western Journal of Communication 62(4) (1998): 387-419.

Flippen, Brooks J. Jimmy Carter, The Politics of Family, and the Rise of the Religious Right. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2011.

Foss, Sonja K. “Equal Rights Amendment: Two Worlds in Conflict.” Quarterly Journal of  Speech 65(3) (1979): 275-288.

Gregg, Richard B. “Rhetorical Strategies for a Culture War: Abortion in the 1992 Campaign.”     Communication Quarterly 42(3) (1994): 229-243.

Hunter, James D. Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America. New York: Basic Books, 1991.

Nash, George H. The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America. New York: Basic Books, 1976.

Rowland, Robert C., and John Jones. “Entelechial and Reformative Symbolic Trajectories in  Contemporary Conservatism: A Case Study of Reagan and Buchanan in Houston and      Beyond.” Rhetoric and Public Affairs 4(1) (2001): 55-84.

Stanley, Timothy. The Crusader: The Life and Tumultuous Times of Pat Buchanan. New York:   Thomas Dunne, 2012.

Vanderford, Marsha. “Vilification and Social Movements: A Case Study of Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Rhetoric.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 75 (1989): 166-182.

Weber, Jill M. “James Danforth Quayle, III, ‘Murphy Brown Speech’ (19 May 1992),” Voices of Democracy 4 (2009): 83-96.

Audio-Visual Materials 

After Words with Pat Buchanan. C-Span Video Library. October 27, 2011, http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/302026-1. 

“With God On Our Side: George W. Bush and the Rise of the Religious Right in America.” First Run Features, DVD, 2004.  

On-Line Resources

“The Cultural War for the Soul of America.” Buchanan.org, September 14, 1992, http://buchanan.org/blog/the-cultural-war-for-the-soul-of-america-149.

 “The Antietam of the Culture War.” Townhall.com, May 11, 2012, http://townhall.com/columnists/patbuchanan/2012/05/11/the_antietam_of_the_culture_war.

 “‘Cultural War’ of 1992 Moves In From the Fringe.” The New York Times, August 29, 2012, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/30/us/politics/from-the-fringe-in-1992-patrick-j-buchanans-words-now-seem-mainstream.html?_r=0.

Patrick J. Buchanan—Official Website.  http://buchanan.org/blog/.