AUDIO: Henry Olsen on Reagan Introducing the Blue-Collar Republican


June 30, 2017 | WNYC - The Brian Lehrer Show


On June 28, 2017, EPPC Senior Fellow Henry Olsen appeared on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show” to discuss his new book The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism.

From WNYC’s summary of the segment:

He explains that while the GOP often invokes Reagan’s legacy, they’re overlooking fundamental aspects of Reagan’s politics. He loved the working class and even as he moved to right, he accepted and pushed the social safety net. Olsen believes that Republicans need to embrace the heart of Reagan’s ideals of fulfilling the New Deal.

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