Rick Perlstein has written the definitive history of the rise of conservatism in American politics. His fourth and allegedly final book in the series, Reaganland: America’s Right Turn 1976-1980 was just released. So Rick joins me on the show today to talk about how the hell we got here.
As usual though, we begin with a look at the news of the day, including last night’s conclusion of the 2020 Republican National Convention aka the shit show.
Today’s funny was a sequel of sorts from Founders Sing…
And here’s the video feed of today’s show, for those who like to watch!