Where’s Lincoln’s GOP?

to make men freeIn her newest book, To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party (Basic Books, 2014), Boston College historian Heather Cox Richardson traces the paradoxical evolution of the Republican Party—founded to give the poor equal opportunity, but too often aligned with the country’s elites. Richardson shows that with each passing decade, the schism within the Republican Party has grown wider, pulling the GOP ever further from its founding principles. Kirkus Reviews calls To Make Men Free, “a hard-hitting study that will surely resonate with ongoing attempts to regenerate the GOP.” Richardson recently published an op-ed on the topic in the New York Times.

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