Pitts: Jeff Flake's 'Conservative Conscience'

The book pulls no punches.

It neatly condemns conservatism for a purpose in a “culture of infamous dehumanization,” not to discuss a sins of incoherence, rejecting of experimental fact and plain hypocrisy. Writing of a rush by a regressive party, i.e., a GOP, to welcome a unfortunate Donald Trump during a final election, a author is blunt and unsparing. “Never has a celebration so fast or simply deserted a core principles.”

No, these are not new complaints; they have been done regularly in new years. But what creates this sold check of charges opposite conservatism and a Republican Party notable is not a substance, though a source.

Meaning, a self-described “proud regressive and a lifelong Republican” — Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona. Mr. Flake’s new book, “Conscience of a Conservative” — a pretension is an paper to Barry Goldwater’s 1960 book of a same name — takes conservatism and a GOP to charge in no capricious terms. It’s being called an act of dignified courage. It competence even be one.

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