For God and Reagan: The New Christian Right and the Nuclear Arms Race
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, a group of conservative evangelicals, later dubbed the New Christian Right (NCR) by scholars, actively sought to influence American national defense policy, particularly in the arena of the American nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union. The NCR became a key constituency for Ronald Reagan in his campaign for the presidency in 1980. At first glance, the political marriage of Reagan and the NCR appeared to be a match made in heaven. As this thesis demonstrates, however, the relationship between the NCR and Reagan in terms of national defense issues was far more complicated than many historians have perceived.
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:new christian right jerry falwell ronald reagan nuclear arms race cold war moral majority pat robertson
Date of Publication:01/01/2007