Long before QAnon, Ronald Reagan and the GOP purged John Birch extremists from the party

In 1962, some of America‚Äôs most influential conservatives met to talk about a growing threat: the rise of paranoid conspiracy theories on the right. Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.) was thinking about running for president. A mutual friend set up a meeting for Goldwater with William F. Buckley Jr., editor of the conservative National Review, andContinue reading “Long before QAnon, Ronald Reagan and the GOP purged John Birch extremists from the party”