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We the People: George Will And Thomas Frank On American Conservatism

Aug 22, 2019

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This program originally aired on July 2, 2019.

Today on this archive edition of Midday, a conversation with George Will and Thomas Frank about the state of the Conservatism in America. 

Thomas Frank is the author of What’s the Matter with Kansas: How Conservatives Won the Heart of AmericaHe wonders why Donald Trump’s brutish brand of populism appears to have displaced the moderate wing of the Republican party. 

In his latest book, The Conservative Sensibility, George Will asserts that conservatives must ask: “What do we seek to conserve?” and he argues for a return to the philosophy of limited government espoused by James Madison. 

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