Nationwide Conference Call Featuring Author of "Too Dumb to Fail," Matt Lewis - Friday, March 25, 2016, at 12:00 PM

The RNLA is hosting a members-only nationwide conference call featuring Matt Lewis, author of the book "Too Dumb to Fail: How the GOP Betrayed the Reagan Revolution to Win Elections (and How It Can Reclaim Its Conservative Roots)," on Friday, March 25, at 12:00 p.m. EDT. 1963 Richard Hofstadter published his landmark book "Anti-Intellectualism in American Life". Today, Matt Lewis argues, America's inclination toward simplicity and stupidity is stronger than ever, and its greatest victim is the Republican Party. Lewis eviscerates the phenomenon of candidates with a "no experience required" mentality and tea party "patriots" who possess bluster but few core beliefs.
Lewis traces the conservative movement's roots, from Edmund Burke to William F. Buckley, and from Goldwater's loss to Reagan's landslide victory. He highlights visionary thinkers who understood nuance and deep ideology and changed the course of the nation. As we approach the 2016 presidential election, Lewis has an urgent message for fellow conservatives: embrace wisdom, humility, qualifications, and inclusion--or face extinction.