Original Sinner

Law

Original Sinner

[Editor’s note: see also rounds 1-4 of Takimag’s increasingly acrimonious deba...
Best of Intentions

Law

Best of Intentions

I’m sorry, but Kevin Gutzman is still totally wrong about the Constitution. His resp...
Original Sins

Law

Original Sins

I"€™m sorry, but Kevin Gutzman is totally wrong about the Constitution. In his books and...
National Lampoon

Media

National Lampoon

On Wednesday, Taki’s Magazine ran a series of articles from "€œNational Disgrace O...
He Still Believes

War

He Still Believes

President Bush recently had perhaps his last sit-down as president with friendly movement ...
The Closing of the Conservative Mind: The Triumph of Mediocrity at NR

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The Closing of the Conservative Mind: The Triumph of Mediocrity at NR

National Review”€˜s institutional strength destroys any hope for an alternative “€œright.”€ NR may be mediocre but, as argued, it will always be the leading conservative magazine in America for the foreseeable future. “€œConservatism,”€ as far as the media are concerned, is whatever NR says it is. Just as Trotsky could never overcome Stalin’s ability to define communism for communists, so rump coalitions of right-wingers will never overcome NR”€˜s ability to define conservatism for conservatives. Alternative right-wing coalitions appeal only to dyspeptic ideological systematizers. Chris Buckley may never have really cared much about politics to begin with, but he is nonetheless correct to question whether there is anything more to be gained from a conservative movement.

Mock the Vote!

Manhunt

Mock the Vote!

Greetings patriot! Do you wish to do your duty for your country on November 4?  Well,...
Sarah Palin®

Manhunt

Sarah Palin®

Not to be insulting, but people who write about politics are all suckers. Suppose for year...
Canon War

Conservatism

Canon War

Dan McCarthy addresses one of the several questions I posed in my last post—"€œIs ...
Who Are We?

Conservatism

Who Are We?

On the question of conservatism, one can count on two things: First, that at any moment, s...

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