Is the Republican Party in the United States having an identity crisis? Are the priorities of the Republican Party, conservative ideals, and the Trump administration’s policies aligning? Or, are we witnessing the factions of the party splintering off? Our panel includes Jonah Goldberg (National Review), Allysia Finley (The Wall Street Journal), Michael Steele (former Republican National Committee chairman), and Mickey Edwards (former Republican Congressman from Oklahoma and Aspen Institute Vice President). They discuss whether the Republican Party is promoting conservative principles or becoming the Donald Trump party. Their conversation was held July 24 in Aspen, Colorado as part of the Institute’s McCloskey Speaker Series.
Check out some related articles, videos, and podcast episodes related to this show.
- McCloskey Speaker Series: The Future of Conservatism and the Republican Party in the Age of Trump, The Aspen Institute
- Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, from Mussolini to the Politics of Change, Jonah Goldberg
- Concerned by Trump, Some Republicans Quietly Align With Democrats, The New York Times
- Conservatism, the Republican Party, and President Trump, Aspen Ideas to Go
- Where do “Never Trump” Republicans Go From Here?, Aspen Ideas Festival
- Susan Orlean: It’s Okay to be Clueless, Aspen Ideas to Go
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