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Glenn Beck is a modern day John Bircher. Good to see the GOP (via Trump’s campaign manager) bringing conservatism back to its early 1960s roots.
Here’s a 2010 article on Beck’s distinctive brand of conspiracy tin foil-dom by historian Sean Wilentz that traces the genealogical ties between Beck and the Birchers. newyorker.com/magazine/2010/…
An old thread where I argue that the Bannon-esque alt-right bears quite a resemblance to the JBS, which was a significant influence on the 1960s Goldwater-ite GOP.
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