This interview with Heather Richardson is a very interesting take on the history of the GOP.
She is the author of the book, “To Make Men Free: A History Of The Republican Party.” Here she is being interviewed by C-Span’s Book TV. She has a left bias, but she makes real contributions to the discussion of what it means to be the GOP.
In a book panel elswhere she makes the point that the GOP embodies the American story in its history of balancing two consitutional values: equal opportunity and the right to own property. The Democratic Party does not live in that tension and is onesided in its approach, focusing on equal opportunity alone.
For all my friends who are GOP activists, I commend viewing this interview and reading this book.