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Ponnuru Discusses ‘Against Despair’: Conservative Purity Tests are ‘Self-Confirming’ Notions



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Ramesh Ponnuru appeared on Morning Joe on Tuesday morning to discuss his latest magazine cover story, which host Joe Scarborough called “one of the more important conservative articles in a long, long time.”

“For a long time, a lot of conservatives have led themselves to believe that the major reason why conservatives haven’t been doing better in politics is that they’re just not ideologically committed enough,” Ponnuru explained. “If you take this sort of false idea to its logical conclusion, it’s a recipe for endless confrontation because you always have to prove you’re pure enough.”

For more, be sure to give the read the piece, “Against Despair.”



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