The Right Path - From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics, and Can Again-logo

The Right Path - From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics, and Can Again

Joe Scarborough

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Joe Scarborough-former Republican congressman and the always insightful host of MSNBC's Morning Joe-takes a nuanced and surprising look at the unexpected rise and self-inflicted fall of the Republican Party. Dominant in national politics for forty years under the influence of the conservative but pragmatic leadership of Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan, the GOP, Scarborough argues, is in a self-inflicted eclipse. The only way forward? Recover the principled realism of the giants who led the party to greatness. In the aftermath of Lyndon Johnson's 1964 landslide, the Republican Party appeared to be on the verge of permanent irrelevance. LBJ's Great Society was institutionalizing sweeping liberal reforms, and the United States had a thriving, prosperous economy. Yet in an instant everything changed, and the next four decades would witness an unprecedented era of Republican ascendancy. What happened? In The Right Path, Joe Scarborough looks back in time to discern how Republicans once dominated American public life. From Eisenhower's refusal to let "the perfect be the enemy of the good" to Reagan's charismatic but resolutely practical genius, Scarborough shows how principled pragmatism, combined with a commitment to core conservative values, led to victory after victory. Now, however, political incalcitrance is threatening to turn a once-mighty party into a permanent minority. Opening with the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965-the high-water moment for liberalism-and ending with the national disillusionment that set in after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, The Right Path effortlessly blends American political history with astute analysis and pithy, no-holds-barred commentary. Both a bracing call to arms and a commonsense history, The Right Path provides an illuminating look at conservatism and its discontents-and why the GOP must regain its former tone and tradition if it hopes to survive. Praise for The Right Path "This concise history of modern Republican politics might just leav

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Newbern

Length:

5h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:47


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:21


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:24


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:04


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:47


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:43


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:11


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:12


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:50


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

00:31