Saturday, September 20, 2014

Heather Cox Richardson — How the GOP stopped caring about you

How did the progressive Republican Party of Lincoln, Roosevelt and Eisenhower become the reactionary party of Ronald Reagan, the tea party and Paul Ryan?
There is nothing random about these ideological shifts. They reflect the party’s — and the nation’s — central unresolved problem: the tension between equality of opportunity and protection of private property.
This tension has driven American politics since the nation’s earliest days.…
The Washington Post | Opinion
How the GOP stopped caring about you
Heather Cox Richardson | Professor of History, Boston College

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