Ross Gregory Douthat
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The Republican Party was beaten badly in Tuesday's elections, and many Republicans are calling for the party to re-examine itself. Ross Douthat, a senior editor at The Atlantic and co-author of Grand New Party, says the party has to shift focus to the working class and come up with conservative solutions to their problems.
The Republican Party has often been stereotyped as the party of wealthy, old white men. Conservative writers Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam think that can change. Their new book, Grand New Party, offers a vision for expanding the Republican base.
NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates speaks with journalist Ross Gregory Douthat about his book Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class. The author discusses his experiences at Harvard University and the institution's role in defining the American elite.