SOURCE: The Nation
Did Today's Right Originate in the 1990s? (Review)
by John Ganz
Nicole Hemmer's book "Partisans" looks to a generation of conservatives who found the Reagan Revolution inadequate and laid the foundations for MAGA during the Clinton years.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
The GOP Agenda Probably Won't Influence Midterms – the "Contract with America" Didn't
by Robert Fleegler
Long-simmering trends and anti-incumbent sentiment gave Republican House candidates a strong tailwind in 1994; the Contract with America policy agenda became an explanation after the fact, but was seldom referenced in the campaign.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Milbank: January 6 Roots Begin with Gingrich, Not Trump
While relatively little of Newt Gingrich's "Contract With America" became law, the House Speaker who rose to power in 1994 set the tone for the Republican Party's rigid partisanship and demonization of the opposition, a stance that justifies antidemocratic steps to keep power.
Trump Teams Up with Newt for New Contract With America
If Newt Gingrich is to be belived, the Republicans hope to win back Congressional majorities by focusing on culture war grudges that involve historians –particularly targeting the teaching of critical perspectives on American racism.
SOURCE: Los Angeles Review of Books
“Wright-Gate” and Newt’s Ruthless Playbook (Review)
Although he had dogs ranging from a Doberman pinscher to a cocker spaniel, young Newt Gingrich took particular delight in feeding hard-boiled eggs to his extensive collection of snakes. Julian Zelizer's new book on the Republican Revolution examines his appetite for conflict and political treachery.
SOURCE: New York Times
When American Politics Turned Toxic (Review)
Julian Zelizer argues that Newt Gingrich made the media unwitting accomplices to his partisan crusade.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
The Man Who Broke Politics
by McKay Coppins
During his two decades in Congress, he pioneered a style of partisan combat that poisoned America’s political culture.
The Gingrich Revolution and the Roots of Republican Dysfunction
by Steven M. Gillon
The person most responsible for injecting that virulent strain of partisanship into the Republican party was another dethroned House Speaker -- Newt Gingrich. But Gingrich was always more subtle than the bomb throwers.
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