Steve Hayes: The Conservative Movement Today and the Republican Party after Trump
The former editor of The Weekly Standard reflects on the Conservative movement today. Click "Show more" to view all chapters.
Chapter 1 (00:15 - 37:28): Conservatism Today
Chapter 2 (37:28- 1:14:59): The Republican Party after Trump
The conservative movement has been a major force in American political life since the 1950s. But in recent years conservatism has undergone fundamental changes. In this Conversation, Steve Hayes, the author and a former editor of The Weekly Standard, reflects on the extent to which today’s conservatism has been transformed by Donald Trump's campaign and presidency. Hayes acknowledges that Trump has had certain traditionally conservative policy victories, but contends that rationalization of Trump’s conduct and political impulses has damaged the conservative cause. Hayes and Kristol also discuss the prospects for conservatism and the Republican Party after Donald Trump.