One of the most maddening things about the rise of Donald Trump is the crumbling of some key pillars of the conservative movement, which has always prided itself on clear-eyed, values-based intellectual rigor. But apparently a lot of our leading lights have forgotten (or never grasped) that demagogic populism is a far different animal. There can be no neutral ground when it comes to The Donald (who has drawn endorsements from Louis Farrakhan and David Duke) and principled conservatism. If Trump wins the nomination, then Rush, Mike, Jeff, Jerry, Sarah, Ben, Chris, Lou, and Sean will have a lot to answer for.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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