Utah's New Senator And The Intellectual Decline Of LDS Conservatism

In Sunday’s New York Times, legal scholar Jeffrey Rosen's profile of newly-elected Utah Senator Mike Lee had the alarmist tone of the newly initiated: Rosen painted Lee as a “radical Constitutionalist” whose views “appear to be inspired” by the writings of Cleon Skousen, a controversial Mormon arch-conservative once little known outside of LDS circles but now made legendary by Glenn Beck.

(None of this, by the way, was news to readers of RD, where we’ve been covering the Skousen-LDS-Constitution-Tea Party phenomenon for more than a year.) 
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