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Joshua Tait

Joshua Tait is a historian of American conservatism. He has a Ph.D. in U.S. History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Twitter: @Joshua_A_Tait.

Articles by Joshua Tait

November 22, 2022 5:30 am

The Growing Religious/Secular Rift on the Illiberal Right

Christianity’s emphasis on forgiveness, suffering, the meek and poor runs totally counter to the tendencies of the New Right and…
Joshua Tait
August 23, 2022 5:30 am

The Problem With Right-Wing ‘Regime’ Talk

What the new paranoid buzzword reveals about the New Right.
Joshua Tait
January 24, 2022 5:30 am

Long Before Hungary, the Right Was Fixated on Another Country

Just as they’re now doing with Viktor Orbán, conservatives once fell head over heels for Francisco Franco.
Joshua Tait
July 6, 2021 5:30 am

The Paradox of Trumpist Patriotism

Claiming to love America while believing that it is broken and that many of your fellow citizens are your enemies.
Joshua Tait
May 28, 2021 5:30 am

Anti-Democratic Conservatism Isn’t New

Conservatives’ theoretical arguments against democracy have long provided ammunition for opponents of reform.
Joshua Tait
April 2, 2021 5:30 am

The Long History of Fighting Over the Term ‘Conservative’

The postwar circle of New Conservatives tried to claim the word—but they lost and were largely forgotten.
Joshua Tait
January 22, 2021 5:30 am

The Origins of Trump’s Slapdash, Last-Second ‘1776 Report’

It can be understood as the other side of the coin to Michael Anton’s angry ‘Flight 93’ argument.
Joshua Tait
May 22, 2020 5:15 am

Never Trumpers and the Future of American Conservatism

The role of elites—like those who criticized Trump in 2016 and ever since—in the party and movement politics.
Joshua Tait