Former Bush speechwriter and bestselling author David Frum kicks off this month’s edition of Cato Unbound, “The GOP and Limited Government: Do They Have a Future Together?,” with a provocative essay considering whether the window of political opportunity has forever closed for the small‐government heirs of Goldwater, Reagan, and Gingrich. He is not optimistic:
[T]he day in which we could look to the GOP to have an affirmative small‐government vision of its own has I think definitively passed.
Over the course of this week Cato Unbound will unveil response essays by Bruce Bartlett, author of Imposter: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy; fresh‐faced political commentators Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam, authors of a forthcoming book on “Sam’s Club Republicans”; and Cato’s own esteemed executive vice‐president, David Boaz. Come for the finely crafted essays this week, but stay for the informal blog chat next week and watch our panelists lock horns (or sagely agree with one another) in real time, blog‐style.