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Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond

by E. J. Dionne, Jr.,
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 17, 2016

After Lyndon Johnson routed Barry Goldwater in the presidential election of 1964, pundits predicted that the right wing of the Republican Party had been discredited for good. We now know, of course, that they were mistaken.

 

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