The Corruption of the Republican Party

The GOP is best understood as an insurgency that carried the seeds of its own corruption from the start

The Atlantic
Dec 14, 2018 · 9 min read
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By George Packer

Why has the Republican Party become so thoroughly corrupt? The reason is historical — it goes back many decades — and, in a way, philosophical. The party is best understood as an…

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