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James W Carden – The GOP’s ‘Pitchfork’ Rebellion

In spring 2003, the journalist and former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum published acontroversial essay in the pages of the conservative house organ, National Review. In the frenzied run-up to the Iraq War, Frum, branded a number of antiwar conservatives like Patrick Buchanan, the columnist Robert Novak and the libertarian journalist Justin Raimondo as “unpatriotic conservatives.” Indeed, Frum went so far …