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Derive Politics post: Conservatism and its critics

This was another post on Derive Politics, entitled Conservatism and its critics. An excerpt:

"There used to be a time when conservatism was seen as the strongest force in American politics. Americans, after almost 50 years of liberal rule, elected Ronald Reagan in 1980, kicking off a wave of conservative politics that is only recently seeing its end. Only after the end of the Bush administration can we truly consider the previous conservative era gone, despite what some people might say. And while the movement did have its problems, including serious problems with its stance against human rights, it did have something that its replacement, the Tea Party and the more crazy Republican did not, and that was some kind of intellectual basis."

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