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GOPocalypse”€”and the Future of the Right

GOPocalypse”€”and the Future of the Right

Nov 05 2008

Even before Obama won a resounding victory over McCain and Democratic majorities expanded significantly in Congress, declarations that conservatism was finished had been pouring in

World

Language, The First Casualty Of War

Language, The First Casualty Of War

Aug 31 2008

Missing from most of the commentary on the brief war in Georgia was any mention of the contorted use of language in Western news coverage

War

Kill Them All, And Let God Sort Them Out

Kill Them All, And Let God Sort Them Out

Jun 18 2008

I confess, I am lacking in bloodlust, and my desire for punitive vengeance against people who have never done me or my country any harm

Nationalism

An Enduring Problem

An Enduring Problem

Jun 18 2008

As promised, I will try to explain the relevance of nationalism as part of the present American predicament.  A good starting place is Dr. Fleming’s

History

What Is Nationalism?

What Is Nationalism?

Jun 10 2008

Richard responded to one of my Eunomia posts on nationalism, and I have been slow in replying, but I think this question still deserves some

Culture

The Snare Of Progress

The Snare Of Progress

Jun 10 2008

Grant Havers’ post on a number of prominent learned Tories included a brief mention of one of my favorite modern philosophers, the Canadian George Grant,

History

Anti-Anticommunism

Anti-Anticommunism

May 30 2008

It is odd, to say the least, to read a colleague of mine at this site complaining of someone else’s idiosyncratic positions, as if we

History

On Lukacs and Buchanan (Again)

On Lukacs and Buchanan (Again)

May 29 2008

Neocon.  Crank.  Appeaser.  Such are the terms that my colleagues have lately been heaping on John Lukacs in response to his review of Churchill, Hitler

Culture

“€œYesterday’s Americans”€

“€œYesterday’s Americans”€

May 19 2008

To declare an interest, I should say that I have had some ancestors in this country, or more technically on this continent, for 370 years,

Culture

There Will Be Full-Bloodedness

There Will Be Full-Bloodedness

May 19 2008

So ladies and gentlemen, if I say I am an Americanist you will agree. ~There Will Be Blood (modified)   A few days ago, I

Strategy

Truly Conservative?

Truly Conservative?

May 19 2008

Yglesias says: The crux of the matter is that while truly conservative foreign policy thought has a long history of wrongness in the United States

Culture

“€œThe Way The World Looks”€

“€œThe Way The World Looks”€

May 12 2008

Richard hits on an important point when he writes: This is certainly true, but I think that Luttwak might be giving a bit too much

Manhunt

“€œRace Doesn”€™t Matter”€

“€œRace Doesn”€™t Matter”€

May 12 2008

Journalists covering the primaries in January characterized Bill Clinton’s “fairy tale” remark as “injecting” race in to the campaign, as if this was an illicit

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National Consciousness And Nationalism

National Consciousness And Nationalism

May 04 2008

I thank Dr. Gottfried for his response, and I appreciate the point that he and several commenters have made.  From the reaction to the last

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Where The Grapes Of Wrath Are Stored

Where The Grapes Of Wrath Are Stored

May 03 2008

In a very good column on Pope Benedict’s visit and the clashing theologies of the Pope and the President, Scott Richert made an important series

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On Lincoln-Bashing

On Lincoln-Bashing

Apr 29 2008

As the Lincoln-basher in residence, I suppose I should say a few things about Grant Havers’ article on the subject.  Mr. Havers states at the

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After Paleoconservatism (II)

After Paleoconservatism (II)

Apr 28 2008

Almost two weeks, Dr. Gottfried wrote a helpful clarification of his earlier article about paleoconservatism, elaborating on some of the points I and others had

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Christenheit oder Europa?

Christenheit oder Europa?

Apr 28 2008

Speaking of Romantics, Richard’s rejection of the definitions of “the West” offered by Robert Spencer and Jim Pinkerton reminds me of one of the great

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American Nation

American Nation

Apr 14 2008

My original plan for this post was to address the question of what “hubristic patriotism” is, but I will take a detour and address some

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Abusing Patriotism

Abusing Patriotism

Apr 14 2008

Dan has written a strong case against the criticisms of nationalism that I and others have leveled in recent weeks, and I have already responded

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Spengler, Making The World Safe For Triumphalism And Slaughter

Spengler, Making The World Safe For Triumphalism And Slaughter

Apr 08 2008

Spengler has found the great moral equivalence between Jeremiah Wright and Southern sympathizers with the Confederacy, and manages to convey in one article all of

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After Paleoconservatism

After Paleoconservatism

Apr 07 2008

Paul Gottfried has written an epitaph for paleoconservatism, and it is sure to generate a fair amount of controversy among paleos and even among those

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Egads, Identity Politics!

Egads, Identity Politics!

Apr 04 2008

Tom raises an important point in this brief post.  As I have said countless times before, all democratic politics is identity politics, and identity politics

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Reasoning About Reason

Reasoning About Reason

Apr 04 2008

In the ongoing debate over the merits of Reason, I have not really said anything, but I should say a few things.  The tendency that

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“€œNecessary”€ Evils

“€œNecessary”€ Evils

Mar 25 2008

Dan McCarthy’s article on the relationship between pro-life conservatives and the GOP is simply excellent, especially in his framing of the question around the “new

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Avoiding Temptation

Avoiding Temptation

Mar 25 2008

Paul Gottfried reminds us that Obama was recently awash in the praise of Republicans who have now turned on him ferociously.  He also writes: There