5/29/08: The Fall of Conservatism

Salt Lake City, UT – In his latest article for The New Yorker magazine, the journalist George Packer says that there's a reason the least conservative, least divisive Republican is the last man standing for the party's presidential nomination. Packer argues that conservatism is "dying before our eyes." Thursday, he joins Doug to look at the shift in the political party, and at the intellectual despair he says now exists among many Republicans.

  • Read George Packer's New Yorker article The Fall of Conservatism
  • George Packer's new play "Betrayed" is being performed at the Culture Project in New York City. It's about Iraqi interpreters who risk their lives for Americans in Iraq. The play runs through June 16th. For tickets or more information, call 212-925-1900 or click here.
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