Deconstructing Conservatives & Conservatism

Posted in Commentary at 10:52 am by wcnews

No one does it better than Rick Perlstein. His book on the beginnings of modern conservatism through the Goldwater campaign, Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, is must reading for anyone wishing to understand them. But his recently started blog is too. Especially this post from today, Economic royalists - and the rest of us.

Many of the people running the Republican Party and conservative movement are like Buckley and Bush. They’re aristocrats - “economic royalists,” as FDR called them long ago. They’ve just learned to hide it.

He’s done several series of posts including:

E. coli Conservatives

Conservatives treat their constituents like suckers

That sinking feeling

How to read a newspaper

Check it out.

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