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The Source: Conservative Radicalism And 'How The Right Went Wrong'

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Gage Skidmore
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"The history of contemporary American conservatism is a story of disappointment and betrayal," writes author E.J. Dionne Jr. in his New York Times best-selling and "notably fair-minded" book, "Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism -- From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond." 

Dionne chronicles the radicalization of American conservatism and the Republican Party, from the adoption of Barry Goldwater's 1964 worldview all the way to Trump's present-day inflammatory rhetoric, in an analytical attempt to make sense of the GOP's destructive cycle of transforming conservative heroes to villains.

Guest: 

E.J. Dionne Jr., author of "Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism -- From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond"