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Rick Perlstein @rickperlstein
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#McKayCoppins, respectfully, because you're a marvelous political reporter, bu: -what u report Miller doing as "years ahead of his time" was the kind of trolling Willam F. Buckley did at Yale in the 1940s... /1
"Conservatives are the true rebels" was a stock line Young Americans for Freedom members would give to journalists in early 1960s. /2
("You walk around with your Goldwater button, and you feel the thrill of treason.")…
A faction of Young Republicans in 1965 trolled all and sundry singing in praise of Nazis to the tune of "Jingle Bells," daring people to object.…
The trolling holy terrors of the student right in the mid-1970s were a bunch of cats who went nowhere: Stone, Manafort, Black...
It's a tradition.
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