PPS 590S.08 – THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND ITS FUTURE
For 35 years Marty Morris worked in Republican politics, as a statewide campaign manager, consultant to a presidential campaign, and Chief of Staff for Senator Dick Lugar. In this course, students will look at the evolution of the party of Lincoln and investigate the forces that now make up the Republican Party. Students will explore where they stand, as citizens and as possible future office holders, on many of the complex issues facing the GOP today. Students will be introduced to useful tools of the political trade. They will look at policy theories that have worked in the past and might work again in the future. The class will attempt to answer the central question that many commentators have put forth –is the Republican Party becoming a permanent minority party, or can it rise again as the authentic, practical voice of American conservatism?
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