Why the Right Went Wrong
Monday, our guest is political commentator E.J. Dionne, whose new book charts the course of conservatism from the Goldwater era of the 1960s to what he calls the “Trumpification of Republican politics” today. Dionne says it’s a story of disappointment as politicians have failed to fulfill their promises and rhetoric. He joins Doug to explain how this led to a steady march rightward and why reforming the conservative movement means revisiting the choices Republicans made 50 years ago.
E.J. Dionne is a journalist and political analyst. He's heard weekly on NPR's All Things Considered. Dionne is the author of six books, including Our Divided Political Heart [Indiebound|Amazon|Audible] and his new book Why the Right Went Wrong [Indiebound|Amazon]