Sykes believes modern conservatives must rethink their principles and rediscover their forgotten values. He argues to be contrarian “does not mean mindless opposition. When the Trump Administration or congressional Republicans are right, we should support them. … But we will have no problem adopting a spirit of contradiction when they go wrong or lose their way.”
Sykes is the author of nine books, including his most recent, “How the Right Lost its Mind.” He has also written for national publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, Politico and The Weekly Standard, and has appeared on Meet the Press, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, PBS’s Newshour, The Today Show, Fox News, CNN, BBC, and others.