Oliver Hahl (Carnegie Mellon) and Minjae Kim and Ezra Zuckerman (MIT): The Authentic Appeal of the Lying Demagogue: Proclaiming the Deeper Truth About Political Illegitimacy. Alex Shepard reviews Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle by Jeff Flake. The beliefs of economist James Buchanan conflict with basic democratic norms — here’s why. Most Republicans don’t believe race and gender discrimination is real. How the fight over civil forfeiture lays bare the contradictions in modern conservatism. The dangerous mirror games of the Right’s Alinksy wannabes: In picking up the tactics of the radical Left, but not the strategy, right-wing activists are taking an ever less conservative or effective approach. It’s Kid Rock’s party now: The GOP is about annoying liberals, not conservatism. Benjamin G. Lockerd reviews How to Be a Conservative by Roger Scruton.

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