Today on, Robert Dean Lurie explored Scientology in Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film “The Master,” W. James Antle III argued that Romney has failed to distance himself from Bush, and Philip Giraldi analyzed Turkey’s failed involvement in Syria.

Alan Jacobs and Noah Millman debated the meaning of modernism and Daniel Larison dismissed claims that the GOP would lurch rightwards in the aftermath of a Romney defeat.

Finally, Rod Dreher reported on a pyrrhic victory for a UK gun owner, and Paul Gottfried remembered his friend Eugene D. Genovese, eminent social historian.