For those of you who may have missed it Brit Hume,Fox News Senior Editor, assembled a six part documentary review of the past half century of Conservative History.
You can not tell the players without a scorecard and few documentaries have more clearly identified the players in the Conservative Movement than this series.
If you want to understand battles won and lost since 1950 this series is a must-watch.
For the first time in my memory Conservatism is presented in a clear, well articulated, understandable fashion.
Consider this summary of the five basic ideas of Conservatism:
The Five Basic Ideas of Conservatism
2.The Free Market
4.Traditional American Values
5.Strong National Defense
Few Republicans or Libertarians would disagree with this list.(Libertarians might throw in a few additional concepts-such as the duty to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution-but otherwise it is a damn good start.)
Learn how Phyllis Schlafly and William Buckley fit into the constellation of big name Republican Politicians Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford.
Did you know Dick Cheney ran Richard Nixon’s Wage and Price Control Program?
Did you know Pat Buchanan recommended Nelson Rockefeller for Vice President?
Yes, all this and more in Brit Hume’s six part series: The Right, All Along: The Rise, Fall & Future of Conservatism.
The Right, All Along: The Rise, Fall And Future Of Conservatism–hosted by Brit Hume–is the inside story of a political movement that, against all odds, changed the world. It started 60 years ago with a small group of determined thinkers and activists and grew into the most powerful force in American politics. This 6-part Fox News Reporting series features rare footage and more than 75 exclusive interviews. Follow William F. Buckley, Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, Robert Bork, Pat Robertson, Phyllis Schlafly, Newt Gingrich, George W. Bush and many others who tell the personal stories behind the conservatism’s startling victories and crushing defeats. The Right, All Along: The Rise, Fall And Future Of Conservatism is a unique blend of history, journalism and storytelling that explains how we got to where we are today, and the future we face.