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Confidential Memorandum: Attack on American Free Enterprise System

Publication Date:

August 23, 1971


This memo by a southern lawyer (later Supreme Court Justice)ignited the right-wing revolution that ended with the Republican Party (and then the Presidency, the Congress, and the Judiciary) being taken over by an alliance of religious and pro-corporate extremists. See Jerry M. Landay's article on the effect of the Powell memo, "The Powell Manifesto" in this library.

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