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The Party Of Nixon

Fabio Rojas has a theory: [C]onservative politics was not “reborn” after the Goldwater campaign in 1964 and cemented by Reagan. Instead, the Nixonites allowed this new ideological trend to be the face of the party, but they retained control over...
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Paul Ryan Echoes Ronald Reagan's Goldwater Presidential Campaign Speech

Politics / US Politics : Politics: The Atlantic (2 years ago)

"The time for choosing is drawing near," Ryan will say tonight, alluding to Reagan's 1964 speech "A Time for Choosing." Read Post

The Party of Nixon

News : Will Wilkinson (5 years ago)

Read Fabio Rojas’ illuminating post on the centrality of Nixonite networks and their priorities within the GOP for well over a half-century. Highlights: [T]he narrative about Goldwater as the guiding light of the post-war GOP is wro... Read Post

First Colin Powell, Now…

Politics : The New Yorker: Interesting Times (6 years ago)

Ken Adelman is a lifelong conservative Republican. Campaigned for Goldwater, was hired by Rumsfeld at the Office of Economic Opportunity under Nixon, was assistant to Defense Secretary Rumsfeld under Ford, served as Reagan’s directo... Read Post

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