Monday, September 05, 2016

"The First Lady of the Conservative Movement"

"The conservative theorist and organizer Paul Weyrich said that Mrs. Schlafly 'dressed up the conservative movement for success at a time when absolutely no one thought we could win.'
"Even liberals conceded her impact. 'If political influence consists in transforming this huge and cantankerous country in one's preferred direction,' the political scientist Alan Wolfe wrote in The New Republic in 2005, 'Schlafly has to be regarded as one of the two or three most important Americans of the last half of the 20th century'—although he hastened to add that 'every idea she ever had was scatterbrained, dangerous and hateful.'"

Douglas Martin in The New York Times writes an obit for Phyllis Schlafly.

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