E. J. Dionne: Why the Right Went Wrong

TUE, FEB 23, 2016 (1:01:44)

E. J. Dionne, Jr., columnist for the Washington Post and commentator for NPR, discusses his 2016 book, Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism - from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond. The book, which analyzes the American political right from the 1960s onward, argues that the origin of the radicalism of some twenty-first-century conservative groups lies not with the Tea Party, but rather with Barry Goldwater’s views during his 1964 presidential campaign. In this event, Dionne explores his theory of how Goldwater’s ideology impacted later Republican presidencies and eventually gave rise to the Tea Party. (Photo: Flickr/sushiesque, image cropped)

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EJ Dionne writes about politics in his twice weekly column for The Washington Post. He is also a University Professor at Georgetown University and a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. Dionne has been a frequent commentator on politics for National Public Radio, ABC’s This Week, and NBC’s Meet the Press.

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