Tag Archives: Eisenhower Republicans

Our Republican Parties

Our fathers were Republicans. It was respectable to be a Republican. We got that. In the fifties, Dwight Eisenhower had been president, and he wasn’t that bad. Our fathers could point to him, and they were right. He was a … Continue reading

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The Republican Experiment

Sometimes the unimaginable happens. Back in the sixties, when it was long hair and talking about the revolution and about not trusting anyone over thirty, the Beatles released that ditty about finally turning sixty-four – and it didn’t seem to be ironic … Continue reading

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The Conservative Identity Crisis

Who are these people? Back in the late fifties – the Eisenhower fifties – the question was about the feckless Democrats. Ike had easily defeated the egg-head, the man who thought too much and used big words, Adlai Stevenson, and … Continue reading

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