Category Archives: Tea Party

“How American Politics Went Insane”

That’s the title of an insightful article by Jonathan Rauch in the July/August 2016 issue of The Atlantic. Mr. Rauch contends that a leading cause of the dysfunction of American politics and government is the well-intended reforms that dismantled much of the informal machinery … Continue reading

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Political Sociologists Report on the Tea Party

A new book, The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism, is reviewed in the current issue of Washington Monthly. The book’s authors, Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson, are, respectively, a Harvard political sociologist and her graduate student. The reviewer, Steven M. Teles, is an associate professor of political … Continue reading

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