By Joe Scarborough
Joe Scarborough—former Republican congressman and the constantly insightful host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe—takes a nuanced and fabulous examine the unforeseen upward push and self-inflicted fall of the Republican occasion. Dominant in nationwide politics for 40 years less than the impact of the conservative yet pragmatic management of Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan, the GOP, Scarborough argues, is in a self-inflicted eclipse. the single means ahead? recuperate the principled realism of the giants who led the occasion to greatness.
within the aftermath of Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 landslide, the Republican get together at the verge of everlasting irrelevance. LBJ’s nice Society was once institutionalizing sweeping liberal reforms, and the us had a thriving, filthy rich economic climate. but instantly every thing replaced, and the subsequent 4 many years might witness an extraordinary period of Republican ascendancy. What occurred?
In The correct Path, Joe Scarborough seems to be again in time to parent how Republicans as soon as ruled American public lifestyles. From Eisenhower’s refusal to permit “the ideal be the enemy of the nice” to Reagan’s charismatic yet resolutely sensible genius, Scarborough exhibits how principled pragmatism, mixed with a dedication to center conservative values, resulted in victory after victory.
Now, in spite of the fact that, political incalcitrance is threatening to show a once-mighty get together right into a everlasting minority.
commencing with the passage of the vote casting Rights Act in 1965—the high-water second for liberalism—and finishing with the nationwide disillusionment that set in after storm Katrina ravaged New Orleans, The correct Path without problems blends American political background with astute research and pithy, no-holds-barred observation. either a bracing name to palms and a common sense historical past, The correct direction provides an illuminating examine conservatism and its discontents—and why the GOP needs to regain its former tone and culture if it hopes to survive.
Praise for The correct Path
“This concise background of contemporary Republican politics may possibly simply depart you confident in regards to the percentages that conservatives can govern back. . . . on this planet of observation, we have a tendency to obsess over the quotidian ebbs and flows—assuming that each little bump within the highway is a catastrophe. . . . yet there’s whatever approximately interpreting the historical past that enables one to take an extended view and placed issues in context. And that’s accurately what this booklet does very well.”—The day-by-day Caller
“The correct Path is the perfect e-book on the correct time to spark a much-needed dialog concerning the way forward for the Republican Party.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin
“If you’re drawn to the Republican destiny, you want to learn The correct Path. I don’t believe it all, yet Joe Scarborough has written a e-book that’s either thought-provoking and fun.”—William Kristol
“Joe Scarborough’s vigorous, provocative, and instructive heritage of the fashionable Republican celebration will fire up the GOP—which is strictly what he has in brain. because the Grand previous social gathering searches for a route to victory, Joe bargains a few vital classes to be learned.”—Tom Brokaw
“Joe Scarborough’s incisive, unique, provocative, and well-argued ebook, deploying American political background either far away and up to date, merits to be generally learn, conscientiously thought of, and energetically debated.”—Michael Beschloss