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Article Title

Republican Agonistes

Authors

Troy Senik

Abstract

The psychology of the Republican party in the early days of 2009 reveals a coalition humiliated by defeat, insecure in its principles, and fearful of a new president who may prove to have Ronald Reagan‘s gifts for charming his way into the support of people with whom he is ideologically incompatible. This hyperventilation – though characteristically American – is both over-stated and premature. The GOP has had its fair share of false death knells over the past half-century – and each time it has quickly come roaring back.

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