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Conservative writer Max Boot has had a major reckoning with his fundamental political beliefs and alliances since the rise of Donald Trump.
And in a new essay published this week in the Washington Post – adapted from his forthcoming book – The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right he explained how he came to realize that it wasn’t just Trump that was wrong with conservativism — there is something deeply corrupt with the movement itself.
‘It would be nice to think that Donald Trump is an anomaly who came out of nowhere to take over an otherwise sane and sober movement’ he wrote.
‘But it just isn’t so’.
Upon closer examination it’s obvious that the history of modern conservative is permeated with racism – extremism – conspiracy-mongering – isolationism and know-nothingism.