Rush Limbaugh and the Petrification of Conservatism

Rush Limbaugh and the Petrification of Conservatism

Ross Douthat

Rush Limbaugh, dead this week at 70, was probably the most influential figure among the men who defined conservatism after Ronald Reagan. He was the presiding genius of a media revolution that still reverberates today — on your favorite podcast as much as the talk radio dial. And his politic…

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