Pride Before a Fall

The Eve of Destruction
James T. Patterson
Basic Books, $28.99, 344 pp.

Political liberals may find comfort in the disarray of today’s Republican Party. But it wasn’t so long ago that their own troubles set the stage for the Reagan Era. Historian James T. Patterson skillfully chronicles that period in The Eve of Destruction.

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Conor Williams is a doctoral candidate in Georgetown University’s Government Department and a freelance journalist. Read his work at conorpwilliams.com.

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