The Emergence of David Duke and the Politics of Race Edited by Douglas Rose (Review)

The Emergence of David Duke and the Politics of Race Edited by Douglas Rose (University of North Carolina Press, 1992)

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The Emergence of David Duke and the Politics of Race Edited by Douglas Rose (Review)

by Richard A. Pride
Southern Cultures, Inaugural Issue: 1993

University of North Carolina Press, 1992

This book is interesting for the story it tells, the story that it fails to tell, and the story it ought to have told but didn’t. There is no confusion, though, about the central fact: David Duke, an articulate if wily racist, attracted a majority of Louisiana’s white voters as the Republican candidate in losing campaigns for the U.S. Senate and for governor in 1990 and 1991, respectively.