Mr. Luce’s political erasure is about the Republican Party of :
The post WWII politics , the New Deal as a ‘Generation of Treason’, McCarthyism in its iterations.
The mass political migration of the Dixiecrats into the Republican Party, post the Civil Rights & Voting Right Acts of ’64 & ’65.
The 1964 Barry Goldwater campaign:‘extremism in pursuit of liberty is no vice’. The purge of the ‘Liberals’ at the Cow Palace.
The political rehabilitation of Richard Nixon in 1968: The Silent Majority & The Southern Strategy.
The rise of Ronald Reagan in 1976 & 1980: ‘Welfare Queens Driving Cadillacs’, ‘I believe in States Rights’ 1980 Neshoba County Fair.
The election of Bush The Elder: Lee Atwater’s ‘Willie Horton‘!
The election of Bush The Younger in 2000: The rise of ‘The Architect’ Karl Rove & ‘The hanging chad’.
The rise of ‘The Tea Party’ in 2009, that was the immediate reactionary precursor of Trump/Trumpism.
Mr. Luce’s History Made to Measure is a quick snap-shot, about the ever changing American present moment. That with a bit more due diligence, not to speak of political candor, could have given the reader more.