Jeremy Peters: How Republicans Lost Their Party
How has the Republican Party changed over the past 150 years? Acclaimed political reporter Jeremy Peters has chronicled the fracturing of the GOP and its transformation from the party of Lincoln to the party of Trump. Peters tracks the changes across nearly three decades, with new reporting and firsthand accounts from the people who were there.
In his new book Insurgency, Peters details critical junctures and episodes to unfurl the story of a revolution from within and the gamble of party leaders who joined. With Trump as their leader, the gamble paid more significant dividends than they’d ever imagined and extended the life of far-right American conservatism into the next half-century.
Join us as Peters takes us through the history of the Republican Party and what it means for the future.
Peters photo by Brendan Camp.
The Commonwealth Club of California
Jeremy W. Peters
National Political Reporter, The New York Times; Contributor, MSNBC; Author, Insurgency: How Republicans Lost Their Party and Got Everything They Ever Wanted
In Conversation with Brian Watt
News Anchor, KQED
12:30–1:30 p.m. program
(all times PST)