In order to confront populism, we need to understand the factors that shape it so we can better resist it.
Modern conservatism provides a home for those who prefer the status quo, not to mention the advantages it gives them, to the hard work of actual change.
Schlafly has actively motivated more women to join the workplace, and laid the groundwork for their success. Grizzly Moms, straight shooters and anti-choicers are all, ultimately, Schlafly’s daughters.
“The broad intellectual framework that justified the New Deal has been replaced by a much more market-oriented approach, and a new philosophy has not yet emerged.”