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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 18.08.10 | 04:50 (IDT)

    Forty-six years ago, Barry Goldwater ran as the 'conservative' against the 'republican establishment' for the presidential nomination of the republican party. Before he died in 1998, he had become loathed by the right of the republican party as a 'liberal who lost it.' My point is that when the lunatic fringe has had control of politics for a decade or more it comes to be a self-distorting prophecy. There comes a point where any divergence from the new 'orthodox' is proof of unacceptable heterodoxy. We have, I feel, an example here of this same principal. Anyone who is not in total agreement with the most extremist elements of the right, must therefore be not only an enemy, but the worst of enemies.

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