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Too dumb to fail: how the GOP betrayed the Reagan revolution to win elections (and how it can reclaim its conservative roots)

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From a leading voice among young conservatives, an impassioned argument that to stay relevant the Republican Party must look beyond short-term electoral gains and re-commit to historic conservative values.In 1963 Richard Hofstadter published his landmark book Anti-Intellectualism in American Life. Today, Matt Lewis argues, America's inclination toward simplicity and stupidity is stronger than ever, and its greatest victim is the Republican Party. Lewis, a respected Republican columnist and frequent MSNBC contributor, eviscerates the phenomenon of candidates with a "no experience required" mentality and tea party "patriots" who possess bluster but few core beliefs. Lewis traces the conservative movement's roots, from Edmund Burke to William F. Buckley, and from Goldwater's loss to Reagan's landslide victory. He highlights visionary thinkers who understood nuance and deep ideology and changed the course of the nation. As we approach the 2016 presidential election, Lewis has an urgent message for fellow conservatives: embrace wisdom, humility, qualifications, and inclusion—or face extinction.
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Lewis traces the conservative movement's roots, from Edmund Burke to William F. Buckley, and from Goldwater's loss to Reagan's landslide victory. He highlights visionary thinkers who understood nuance and deep ideology and changed the course of the nation. As we approach the 2016 presidential election, Lewis has an urgent message for fellow conservatives: embrace wisdom, humility, qualifications, and inclusion—or face extinction.
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subject_facetConservatism -- United States -- History
Elections -- United States -- History
Political campaigns -- United States -- History
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
title_displayToo dumb to fail : how the GOP betrayed the Reagan revolution to win elections (and how it can reclaim its conservative roots)
title_fullToo Dumb to Fail How the GOP Betrayed the Reagan Revolution to Win Elections (and How It Can Reclaim Its Conservative Roots)
Too dumb to fail : how the GOP betrayed the Reagan revolution to win elections (and how it can reclaim its conservative roots) / Matt K. Lewis
title_shortToo dumb to fail
title_subhow the GOP betrayed the Reagan revolution to win elections (and how it can reclaim its conservative roots)
topic_facetConservatism
Elections
History
Nonfiction
Political campaigns
Politics