Cornwell, Rupert, The Independent (London, England)
Republican political activist
In the conservative army that propelled the Republican Party to a generation's dominance of US politics, Paul Weyrich was among the fiercest warriors. Others might do deals with the Democratic foe if they helped advance the cause. Not Weyrich. For him, compromise was a betrayal of core principles, a step back rather than a step forward.
Sometimes he was called America's Robespierre of the right. Unlike the real Robespierre however, he was not devoured by the revolution he led. More than 30 years after he co-founded the Heritage Foundation - one of the foremost conservative think-tanks in Washington and his most visible monument - …
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Publication information: Article title: Paul Weyrich. Contributors: Cornwell, Rupert - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: January 1, 2009. Page number: 36. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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