A recent gathering of right-wing politicians and intellectuals underscores conservatism’s increasing illiberalism — and suggests the GOP might move even further toward authoritarianism and phony economic populism.
Matthew Sitman is associate editor of Commonweal and co-host of the Know Your Enemy podcast.
Know Your Enemy is a podcast about conservatism that takes analyzing its ideas and actions seriously. As we approach the end of Trump’s presidential term, we talked to its hosts about the state of the Republican Party and the Right after nearly four years of President Trump.
The history of American conservatism is the journey of a dissident political tendency from the margins to the mainstream. That’s why socialists should study it closely.