Democracy isn’t the end of history, it’s a product of power.
A populist spin can’t save purely negative principles.
From Harry Jaffa to Jack Hunter, attitudes toward Lincoln show what conservatives think about centralized power today.
“Copperhead” asks hawks and doves alike: when can a cause trump friends and family?
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
The Reagan I Knew, William F. Buckley Jr., Basic Books, 279 pages
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.