Exclusive: Lee Atwater’s Infamous 1981 Interview on the Southern Strategy | The Nation

Exclusive: Lee Atwater’s Infamous 1981 Interview on the Southern Strategy | The Nation

Republicans played it both ways, upfront appeals to the changes in the South after the Civil Rights movement, and subterranean appeals to racist attitudes that had not gone away. This is not true statecraft, this is “take any vote you can scrounge up.”

Exclusive: Lee Atwater’s Infamous 1981 Interview on the Southern Strategy | The Nation

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