The American Spectator's founder and editor-in-chief, R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. has done it again. Tyrrell, author of such tours de force as New York Times best-seller Boy Clinton: The Political Biography, The Liberal Crack-Up, and The Conservative Crack-Up, has served up an insightful and delightful exploration of the past, present, and future of American conservatism, or what he terms "America's longest dying political philosophy." And its future is bright.
After the Hangover: The Conservatives' Road to Recovery begins with a sparkling distillation of conservative theory and history, complete with personal anecdotes from Tyrrell's decades in the movement, inspired by its luminaries, bored by its dimbulbs. After the Hangover offers a comprehensive agenda for the future of the movement that every political player on both the right and the left will grapple with in 2010 and 2012.
It goes without saying that through it all Tyrrell's famous humor crackles and lifts the spirit. Conservatives looking for perspective on the current scene, a richer understanding of their shared past, and hope for the future will find After the Hangover as refreshing as it is restorative.