Dionne’s syndicated column appears twice each week in The Washington Post, and he is a regular NPR commentator, as well as a Brookings senior fellow and author of the award-winning Why Americans Hate Politics, Our Divided Political Heart and other works on American public issues. His seventh book is a profile of Goldwater conservatism from the mid-1960s to today’s Tea Party. Arguing that Goldwater’s ideologically rigorous platform harmed the Republican Party by making it inhospitable to moderates, Dionne shows how successive waves of Goldwater conservatives have eliminated all other definitions of “conservative,” including Bush’s “compassionate” variety and Fourth Way, to the detriment of not only the Party—which speaks exclusively for an older, white demographic no longer representative of the nation—but to American politics as a whole.

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