Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer is the executive editor of the Alternative Right webzine and former managing editor of Takimag.


The Palin Opportunity

Manhunt

The Palin Opportunity

That Bill Kristol, neocon bellwether and house intellectual of the McCain-led GOP, would h...
Defending the Mermaid

Culture

Defending the Mermaid

Near Astor Place, you can actually sit in a Starbucks, enjoy a venti latte, and look out a...
The Conservative Write

Media

The Conservative Write

As the story goes, Pauline Kael "€œcouldn"€™t believe Nixon won in "€™72,"€ as ev...
Sam’s Club Socialism

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Sam’s Club Socialism

If most of the Beltway Right has given up on drowning government in a bathtub, few have been as bold as Douthat and Salam in arguing that the GOP should try to win elections by promising to give the masses tons and tons of federal stuff. It wouldn”€™t be outright socialism, of course, though a large bureaucratic apparatus would be necessary. The GOP would instead make its backers feel like the welfare state is working for them”€”that it will help them get their kid into college, increase their hourly wage, get their brother a job on the force, or perhaps give them some tax breaks that make those big city liberal snobs envious. Accompanying it all is a full-throated egalitarian rhetoric. Among talk of the “€œcommon man,”€ the reader encounters sentiments like, “€œThe ultimate goal should be a politics of solidarity, a constellation of policies that make all Americans … believe that we”€™re all in this thing together.”€


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