[Republican](https://doctorparadox.net/the-gop-is-3-cults-in-a-trenchcoat/) powerbroker who joined forces with [[Jerry Falwell Sr.]] in the 1970s to launch the first incarnation of the modern [right wing](https://doctorparadox.net/tag/right-wing/) we know today. A [fundamentalist](https://doctorparadox.net/diptychs/the-artist-vs-the-fundamentalist/) Catholic, he rejected the liberal reforms of Vatican II and converted to the Eastern Orthodox sect of Catholicism. ## Founder of conservative supergroups: - The Heritage Foundation - Republican Study Committee - The Weyrich Lunch