America’s institutions embody a philosophy of equality—and that has consequences.
How Republican foreign policy lost the culture war—and a generation
Nuance and consensus are hallmarks of Chuck Hagel’s school of thought—and antithetical to the Tea Party GOP.
From Burke to Buckley, traditionalism has never meant conformism.
An intelligent conservative’s guide to the presidential election
Does the culture of “The Waste Land” lead to freedom—or something more?
Once the landslide party, Republicans have won but a single popular majority in the last 20 years.
The senator’s boomer style is no easy fit for his father’s millennial movement.
Social conservatives lose to liberal modernity
Bringing America Home: How America Lost Her Way and How We Can Find Our Way Back, Tom Pauken, Chronicles Press, 204 pages
The neglected tradition of high church conservatism
An American Family: The Buckleys, Reid Buckley, Threshold Editions, 459 pages
Ain’t My America: The Long, Noble History of Anti-War Conservatism and Middle-American Anti-Imperialism, Bill Kauffman, Metropolitan, 274 pages
The campaign winds down, but the movement is just beginning.
Upstream: The Ascendance of American Conservatism, Alfred S. Regnery, Threshold Editions, 448 pages; and, The Conservative Ascendancy: How the GOP Right Made Political History, Donald T. Critchlow, Harvard University Press, 359 pages
Selling out leaves one neocon poorer for ideas.
Goldwater has many claimants to his legacy, but most lack his rebellious spirit.
Fathers and Sons: The Autobiography of a Family, Alexander Waugh, Nan A. Talese, 472 pages
George Kennan: A Study of Character, John Lukacs, Yale University Press, 207 pages