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'To Make Men Free' is a timely tale of the ever-changing GOP
'To Make Men Free' is a timely tale of the ever-changing GOP

With division in Washington a solidifying fact of modern American politics, this is a smart moment for a deep examination of the political faction that gave this country the income tax, that railed against business trusts on behalf of working men and women, that championed immigration, exponentially expanded the size and responsibility of government and invested in vast infrastructure projects — a political party devoted for much of its history to taxation and deficit, big government and social justice. That's precisely the history that Heather Cox Richardson presents in her latest work. The surprise, of course, is that her subject is the Republican Party. And yet the same GOP...

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