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Mike Konczal (Rortybomb, Roosevelt Institute) and David Frum (The Atlantic, Patriots)

On Fireside Chats, Mike talks to David Frum about his new novel, Patriots. They discuss how American political culture has changed since the 1990s, and how immigration in particular has changed America. Would a Mitt Romney presidency incorporate Paul Ryan’s conservative budget? They question whether the Tea Party has been successful, as well as why Democrats have an easier time governing during economic expansion. Why have conservative economic policies moved so far to the right? Mike and David conclude by talking about David’s first book, Dead Right, and how his conservatism has changed since the book was published almost two decades ago.

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Recorded:May 24    Posted:May 25, 2012
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Fireside Chats | May 25, 2012 | Mike Konczal & David Frum

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