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
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
Julian Zelizer argues that Newt Gingrich made the media unwitting accomplices to his partisan crusade.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
by McKay Coppins
During his two decades in Congress, he pioneered a style of partisan combat that poisoned America’s political culture.
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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