How Never-Trump Republicans went extinct

By: Lawrence B. Glickman,  in The Washington Post
Mon, 08/05/2019

Lawrence B. Glickman, the Stephen and Evalyn Milman professor of American studies in the department of history, writes in this Washington Post opinion piece, comparing party loyalty in the Trump era to party loyalty during the Barry Goldwater campaign of 1964.

"Rather than going to war against Goldwater, the moderates, led by former president Dwight Eisenhower, first vacillated in their criticism and then relented, ultimately offering active support for their putative enemy," Glickman writes. "Their actions help explain how a shared enemy and ideological affinities often lead political figures to overcome doubts they once had about the fitness and extremism of the leader of their party."

Read the entire Washington Post column.


   President Dwight Eisenhower in 1954, talking with Lewis L. Strauss, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission