Magazine July 31, 2017, Issue

The Reagan Strategy

President Ronald Reagan in a 1984 debate with the Democratic nominee, former vice president Walter Mondale (via C-SPAN)
The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism, by Henry Olsen (Broadside, 368 pp., $27.99)

That Donald Trump is in the White House and speaking for conservatism has to prompt a vigorous debate on the right. To what extent should conservatives support Trump policies while taking a hands-off approach to his personality and tactics? To what extent should Trump be allowed to rebrand or redefine conservatism? What parts of Trump’s winning message are worth incorporating into modern conservatism?

Henry Olsen, a fellow at the conservative Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, is familiar to NR readers as one of the few political pundits to nail the direction of the 2016 election. In his new book, …

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