Category Archives: Conservatives

Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus

Rick Perlstein writes in 2001: Goldwater’s approach to any political problem invariably derived from the evidence of his own eyes—an attitude most visible in his views on discrimination. “There never was a lot of it,” he recalled of the Phoenix … Continue reading

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The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities By John J. Mearsheimer

Here are some excerpts from this 2018 book: Political liberalism, in fact, comes in two varieties: what some call modus vivendi liberalism and progressive liberalism, a terminology I use throughout this book.11 There are basically two important differences between them, … Continue reading

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Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America by Paul Gottfried

From Amazon: “This book offers an original interpretation of the achievement of Leo Strauss, stressing how his ideas and followers reshaped the American conservative movement. According to this study, Strauss and his disciples came to influence the establishment Right almost … Continue reading

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The Death Of Conservatism

* Report: Google Funds Establishment Conservatives to Fight Tech Regulation Wired report * Book Club: Rubicon: The Triumph & Tragedy Of The Roman Republic by Tom Holland In her first public statement since September, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford presents Sports … Continue reading

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Weekly Standard Closing Shop

* Fate of The Weekly Standard is uncertain, editor tells staff Daily Caller BREAKING: Multiple sources tell me that neocon magazine @weeklystandard is expected to close its operations in a few weeks. It had lost many subscribers since the 2016 … Continue reading

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