Monday, January 26, 2015

Book Review: Artur Davis — The Loneliness of the Black Republican

Artur Davis reviews “The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power by Leah Wright Rigueur" for The Weekly Standard magazine.

"A number of Republicans will pick an immediate fight with this book. First, one of its premises is that from the New Deal to the advent of Reagan conservatism, black Republicans lost an internal fight for the heart and soul of Lincoln’s house—and with that loss, the party founded on the ideal of equality has morphed into an institution its founders would not recognize. Conservatives who view that same period as the steady triumph of principle will bristle at this suggestion."

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