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The liberal-conservative tug of war for the GOP

23 December 2022

6:00 PM

23 December 2022

6:00 PM

For the last thirty years, the Republican Party has been a battleground between two competing ideologies. One of these is fundamentally liberal, although it is packaged and sold under a variety of brand names: “compassionate conservatism,” neoconservatism, classical liberalism, and — most misleadingly — Reagan conservatism.

The other ideology is a rejection of modern liberalism and the post-Cold War elite consensus in American politics.

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