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What if the Republican Party were Destroyed?

September 12, 2019

In a recent New York Times opinion piece, columnist Michelle Goldberg reviews a new book by pollster Stanley Greenberg, R.I.P. G.O.P.: How the New American is Dooming the Republicans (St. Martin’s Press). The book describes long-term threats to Republicans’ electoral chances, and Goldberg muses about the death of the G.O.P. in her article.

What would happen if the Republican Party were destroyed? Would it usher in an age of major liberal policy reforms? That is not exactly what happened in Canada, when the national conservative party collapsed after the Prime Ministership of Brian Mulroney in the early-1990s.

In this episode, we examine the aftermath of the Progressive Conservative Party’s collapse with Howard Ramos of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Howard is a leading Canadian sociologist, and former president of the Canadian Sociological Association.

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