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A Republican senator rails against Trump

Book review of 'Conscience of a Conservative'

Jennifer Senior 

Conscience of a Conservative Jeff Flake Random House 140 pages; $27 It seems safe to say that Senator Jeff Flake’s new anti-Trump book is politically contraindicated. His approval ratings in his home state, Arizona, are so low they are somewhere down in a missile silo; according to Politico, the president has privately said he would spend $10 million in the Republican primary to whisk Flake out of the Senate with a broom. Then again, maybe this is what a man who’s facing political expiration does: speaks his mind, goes for broke. Or perhaps he’s ...

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First Published: Sun, August 06 2017. 22:41 IST