Too Dumb To Fail: How The Gop Went From The Party Of Reagan To The Party Of Trump by Matt K. Lewis

Too Dumb To Fail: How The Gop Went From The Party Of Reagan To The Party Of Trump

byMatt K. Lewis

Paperback | September 6, 2016

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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 bookAnti-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 conservative columnist and frequent guest on MSNBC'sMorning Joe, 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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Matt K. Lewisis a senior contributor for The Daily Caller and writes regular columns for TheWeek.com, The Daily Beast andThe Telegraph(UK). He records a weekly podcast, "Matt Lewis and the News." In 2011,BusinessInsiderlisted him as one of the 50 "Pundits You Need To Pay Attention To," and in 2012 the American Conservative Union honore...
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Title:Too Dumb To Fail: How The Gop Went From The Party Of Reagan To The Party Of TrumpFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:September 6, 2016Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316383929

ISBN - 13:9780316383929

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