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How ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Superman’ signaled the rise of right-wing America

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Rick Perlstein’s epic new history of the late 1970s, ‘Reaganland,’ melds pop culture into politics to tell the story of the rise of Ronald Reagan.

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How ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Superman’ signaled the rise of right-wing America

How ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Superman’ signaled the rise of right-wing America

Rick Perlstein’s epic new history of the late 1970s, ‘Reaganland,’ melds pop culture into politics to tell the story of the rise of Ronald Reagan.

How the heck did our politics get here? Chicago historian Rick Perlstein has the answer in his fourth book, ‘Reaganland.’

How the heck did our politics get here? Chicago historian Rick Perlstein has the answer in his fourth book, ‘Reaganland.’

Tracing the rise of American conservatism is in the emotions, not the elections. Chicago's Rick Perlstein opens our eyes with his four very readable histories.

The Republican Choice

The Republican Choice

How a party spent decades making itself white.

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Robot revolution Most likely, the media hype took off in the wake of work done by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne, who, after having organized an Oxford workshop on “Machines and ...

How the 1964 Republican Convention Sparked a Revolution From the Right

How the 1964 Republican Convention Sparked a Revolution From the Right

At the ugliest of Republican conventions since 1912, entrenched moderates faced off against conservative insurgents

‘A zombie party’: the deepening crisis of conservatism

‘A zombie party’: the deepening crisis of conservatism

The long read: The traditional right is clinging on to power – but its ideas are dead in the water

Switching parties in Trump’s America

Switching parties in Trump’s America

As partisanship deepens, those who change their minds become more precious

Rich Lowry, Editor of National Review

Rich Lowry, Editor of National Review

Rich Lowry, Editor of National Review, ponders the future of the Republican Party.

‘It Was All a Lie’: A Sanctimonious Stuart Stevens Scolds the GOP

‘It Was All a Lie’: A Sanctimonious Stuart Stevens Scolds the GOP

Our ‘burn it to the ground’ maligner of the Republican Party should just give it a rest.