Former Oklahoma Rep. Mickey Edwards was in Tulsa yesterday promoting his new book, Reclaiming Conservatism: How a Great Political Movement Got Lost and How It Can Find Its Way Back (Oxford University Press, $21.95).
Edwards, who represented Oklahoma in Washington for some 40 years, is a former national chairman of the American Conservative Union and a founding trustee of the conservative Heritage Foundation. More recently Edwards has been teaching at Harvard and Georgetown.
Despite his years as a conservative leader, Edwards has been dismayed by recent developments in the conservative movement, especially the Bush Administration's "threat to the Constitution and its myriad protections."
Former Oklahoma Sen. David Boren is also out with a new book, A Letter to America, and was in Tulsa recently promoting his work. Boren's book was published by the OU, where Boren serves at president.