Alex Massie

Lessons from a Tory Revival

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At Culture11 today, I've a piece offering, however impertinently, some advice to the Republican party.That is to say, I suggest five lessons they could learn from the Conservatives' revival in Britain. The extent to which they are applicable, let alone replicable, in the United States, may differ of course. But they are notions, not policy prescriptions, broadly summarised as:

  1.  The Base is Not Enough
  2.  The Elites Matter
  3.  So do Ideas
  4.  When the Electrate Moves, You Move
  5.  Atonement Needs to be More than Rhetoric; Or, Time is Not Enough

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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