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Long before QAnon, Ronald Reagan and the GOP purged John Birch extremists from the party

January 15, 2021

Six decades ago, Reagan, Sen. Barry Goldwater, conservative writer William F. Buckley Jr. and others in the GOP backed away from the conspiracy theories peddled by the leader of the increasingly influential John Birch Society, who claimed former President Eisenhower was a communist plant.

Read the story at the Washington Post.

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