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Charles J. Sykes

How The Right Lost Its Mind

Published by St. Martin’s Press

Oct 23, 2017 Web Exclusive Bookmark and Share

Charles J. Sykes is a longtime conservative, best selling author, and former host of a top ranked talk radio show in Wisconsin. Over the couple few years, Sykes has become a spokesperson against what it seems like his Republican party has become, and with How The Right Lost Its Mind, Sykes details where he feels the Right went wrong.

Much of How The Right Lost Its Mind is a history lesson. Sykes discusses how the Right aligned with crackpots and race-baiters in the ‘60s and ‘70s, moving through Reagan’s unifying of various factions of the Republican party, and to the gradual dismantling of traditional conservative principals through the Tea Party, the activism of The Heritage Foundation, and the rise of the alt-right.

Ultimately, Sykes finds himself at Trump and an era that he postulates represents the culmination of the Right’s losing its way. But How The Right Lost Its Mind is not a book about Donald Trump. Trump is where we’ve ended up. How The Right Lost Its Mind attempts to chronicle how we got here. It does not absolve the Republican party of responsibility; if anything, it implicates it. And through well thought-out, researched historical analysis, Sykes supports his thesis in engaging fashion for those who search for answers.

Finally, looking to a way out of the woods, Sykes lays out a plan by which the conservative principals in which he believes can regain a foothold and sense can once again be established in the party of Lincoln. (

Author rating: 7.5/10

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August 31st 2018

Here are evidences that show screen reading leads to less understanding and less retention than paper. Soft-version textbooks, at least to me, aren’t one of them.

Lottery Sambad
August 5th 2019