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Age of Iron: On Conservative Nationalism

Colin Dueck


Age of Iron attempts to describe the past, present, and possible future of conservative nationalism in American foreign policy. It argues that a kind of conservative US nationalism long predates the Trump presidency, and goes back to the American founding. Different aspects of conservative American nationalism have been incorporated into the Republican Party from its creation. Every Republican president since Theodore Roosevelt has tried to balance elements of this tradition with global US foreign policy priorities. Donald Trump was able to win his party’s nomination and rise to the presidency ... More

Keywords: nationalism, conservatism, populism, Trump presidency, American foreign policy, liberal internationalism, US diplomatic history, geopolitics, American party politics, Republican Party

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190079369
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190079369.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colin Dueck, author
Professor of Political Science, George Mason University