Too Dumb to Fail

Too Dumb to Fail

How the GOP Betrayed the Reagan Revolution to Win Elections (and How It Can Reclaim Its Conservative Roots)

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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 book Anti-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's Morning 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.


Baker & Taylor
A leading voice among young conservatives argues that, to stay relevant, the Republican Party must look beyond short-term electoral gains and re-commit to historic conservative values.

Baker
& Taylor

A leading voice among young conservatives argues that, to stay relevant, the Republican Party must look beyond short-term electoral gains and re-commit to historic conservative values. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York :, Hachette Books,, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316383936
0316383937
9780316383912
9781478910435
9781478960959
Characteristics: xxvi, 230 pages ; 24 cm

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