Politics Podcast: How The ’90s Formed At present’s GOP

Within the common understanding of American historical past, President Ronald Reagan’s tenure in workplace marked the start of a brand new period for the Republican Social gathering and American politics. His presidency served as a blueprint for subsequent GOP politicians and even helped encourage a tack to the middle amongst the New Democrats.

However in “Partisans: The Conservative Revolutionaries Who Remade American Politics In The Nineteen Nineties,” historian Nicole Hemmer argues that Reagan’s presidency is best understood as the top of a political period within the GOP.

On this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Galen Druke talks to Hemmer about her new e book and her research of post-Reagan GOP figures like Pat Buchanan, Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh.

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