February 8, 2022

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The Republican Party has undergone a huge shift–from the party of Lincoln to the party of Trump. What does this mean for the Grand Old Party, and where does it go next?

The Republican Party's transformation under Donald Trump may have seemed sudden, but it was decades in the making. From acclaimed New York Times political reporter Jeremy Peters, Insurgency: How Republicans Lost Their Party and Got Everything They Ever Wanted, is a compelling look at the fracturing of the GOP and how party leaders misunderstood their own voters. Peters argues that by abandoning long-held pillars like small-government and fiscal responsibility, the party’s embrace of Trumpism, along with its imperviousness to moderating forces, has extended the life of the American Far Right well into the next century.

The Brennan Center for Justice hosted a conversation between MSNBC political contributor Yamiche Alcindor and Peters, who discussed how ideology and aggression came to take hold of the Republican party, and changed the course of American politics.

Produced in partnership with New York University’s John Brademas Center. The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Requests for accommodations for events and services should be submitted at least two weeks if possible before the date of the accommodation need. Please email adrienne.yee@nyu.edu or call 646-925-8728 for assistance.

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Speaker Details:

  • Jeremy Peters, Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Insurgency: How Republicans Lost Their Party and Got Everything They Ever Wanted
  • Yamiche Alcindor, Anchor and Moderator, Washington Week; White House Correspondent, PBS NewsHour (2018 – 2021); Washington Correspondent, NBC News (2022)