Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism–From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond

“The history of contemporary American conservatism is a story of disappointment and betrayal,” writes E. J. Dionne in his latest book Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism–From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond (Simon & Schuster 2016; $30). In a recent phone interview, Dionne, a senior fellow, Brookings Institution; columnist for The Washington Post,…