is the story of how a small group of American businessmen succeeded in building a political movement and changing the world. Kim Phillips-Fein's meticulous research and narrative gifts reveal the dramatic story of a pragmatic, step-by-step, check-by-check campaign to promote an ideological revolution, one that ultimately propelled conservative ideas
to electoral triumph
. Invisible Hands
is essential to understanding the role of big and small business in American politics - and a blueprint for anyone who wants insight into the way in which money has been used to create political change.
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The conservative movement began as a reaction to the dominance of liberalism at the federal level during the Democratic administrations from FDR to LBJ. The election of 1980 ended the belief that conservatives might nominate a candidate for president but one could never win the election.