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Politics Podcast: How A Struggle Between Elites And Populists Has Shaped The Right

As the 2022 primaries begin in earnest and presidential hopefuls look ahead to 2024, the fight for the future of the political right is underway. The GOP may be locked out of power today, but American parties rarely stay in the wilderness for long before they find their way back to Congress or the White House. When that happens, what form will it take?

According to American Enterprise Institute senior fellow Matthew Continetti, to understand where the right is heading, you have to understand where it’s been. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, he speaks with Galen Druke about the century of conservative history he lays out in his new book, “The Right: The Hundred Year War for American Conservatism.”

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Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.