Seeking the Right Way to Win: Why Conservatives on Both Sides of the Atlantic Are in Crisis

Paul Hackett / AP

The same game Obama and Cameron aim for the middle

Conservatives on both sides of the Atlantic are in crisis. To British eyes, the race for the Republican nomination looks like a disaster, with no consensus emerging about what a modern Republican party can offer. But U.K. Conservatives do not appear to have any solution to the ideological morass of their American cousins.

A cursory glance might lead you to another conclusion. That's because British Prime Minister David Cameron is nominally a Tory, and so is the country's other major Conservative political figure, London Mayor Boris Johnson. But the experiment with socially liberal conservatism...

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