As we enter the Trump Era of Republican Party politics, Charlie Sykes looks back in his new book, How the Right Lost Its Mind, at how Republicans nominated Donald Trump for president, and how conservatives move forward. The book will be available on October 3, but you can pre-order How the Right Lost Its Mind at Amazon.com to have your copy as soon as it's released.
Here is the Amazon description of the new book:
In March 2016, Wisconsin’s #1 conservative talk-radio host Charles Sykes did the unthinkable: He ferociously challenged the then Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump in a live interview. Afterward, Sykes alone among conservative media figures continued to denounce Trump, and extended his attack to include the larger right-wing media and other politicians that enabled his rise.
Now, in How the Right Lost Its Mind, Sykes presents an impassioned, regretful, and deeply thoughtful account of how the American conservative movement came to lose its values. How did a movement that was defined by its belief in limited government, individual liberty, free markets, traditional values, and civility find itself embracing bigotry, political intransigence, demagoguery, and outright falsehood? Mainstream conservatives now find themselves in need of a broad and introspective evaluation of what went wrong - and how to move forward and regain their core principles. How the Right Lost its Mind addresses:
*Why are so many voters so credulous and immune to factual information reported by responsible media?
*Why did conservatives decide to overlook, even embrace, so many of Trump’s outrages, gaffes, conspiracy theories, falsehoods, and smears?
*Can conservatives govern? Or are they content to merely rage?
*How can the right recover its traditional values and persuade a new generation of their worth?