America’s Right Turn with Rick Perlstein
How did America’s modern conservative movement come to power? Historian and author Rick Perlstein’s prolific work has traced the arc of modern electoral politics, and specifically has laid out how modern conservatism arose. This week, he sits down to talk about his newest book “Reaganland” and how the ideological shifts and circumstances that lead to the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan helped set the stage for the conservative embrace of Donald Trump today.
Reaganland: America’s Right Turn 1976-1980 by Rick Perlstein
The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan by Rick Perlstein
Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America by Rick Perlstein
The Grand Old Meltdown (Politico)