What can (or should) activists learn from the tea party?

The next four years are likely to see a lot of activism on both left and right. …

We studied the tea party movement as it happened, documenting the movement at its grass roots, in the conservative media, and at the elite levels, and demonstrating how these forces combined to push the Republican Party to the right. Based on our research, here are four lessons that today’s activists might learn from the experience of the tea party. CONT.

Vanessa Williamson & Theda Skocpol, Monkey Cage