Jeff Flake

Pitts: Jeff Flake's 'Conservative Conscience'

Pitts: Jeff Flake's 'Conservative Conscience'

The book pulls no punches.

It sharply condemns conservatism for its role in a "culture of vicious dehumanization," not to mention its sins of incoherence, rejection of empirical fact and plain hypocrisy. Writing of the rush by the conservative party, i.e., the GOP, to embrace the regrettable Donald Trump during the last election, the author is blunt and unsparing. "Never has a party so quickly or easily abandoned its core principles."

No, these are not new complaints; they have been made repeatedly in recent years. But what makes this particular bill of charges against conservatism and the Republican Party noteworthy is not the substance, but the...

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