Today’s NRO podcast is with Patrick Garry, author of Conservatism Redefined: A Creed for the Poor and Disadvantaged. He is a law professor at the University of South Dakota and a prolific writer of both nonfiction and fiction.
Garry’s new book arrives at a peculiar and perhaps opportune time. A year ago, conservatives felt the sting of electoral defeat. They were chastened and worried about the future. In their soul-searching quest to regain relevance, they were ready for books with titles such as Conservatism Redefined.
Today, however, they are elated by their prospects: 2010, they think, could be a huge year for Republicans. Even Evan Bayh seems to think so! But has the Right learned its lesson? Are conservatives truly prepared to come back?
Next week’s podcast: Joseph Frank, author of Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time.