Author Archives: Daniel McCarthy
About Daniel McCarthy
Daniel McCarthy is the editor of The American Conservative. His writing has appeared in a wide variety of other publications, including The Spectator, Reason, Modern Age, and Orion. Outside of journalism, he has worked as internet communications coordinator of the Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign and senior editor of ISI Books. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied classics. Follow him on Twitter.
This election is a referendum on political dynasties and the status quo—even with Gary Johnson and a Kristol candidate in the race.
But I was right about one of the big reasons he’s winning: his enemies.
The Texas senator is the establishment’s last, unlikeliest hope to influence the Republican Party’s future.
Republican realism needs a leader—not just a president.
South Carolina saved Bob Dole and George W. Bush. It couldn’t save Jeb—and his departure doesn’t make things much easier for Marco.
The figure who unified the right after Reagan is gone—and there won’t be another.
Libertarians have tried fusionism and insurgency—but maybe neither is enough.
Neoconservatives and business-class Republicans hope a third-place finish in Iowa is only the beginning.
How the horrors of war led to the birth of American conservatism.
Christian conservatives know their own hearts and minds—which is good news for Ted Cruz and Ben Carson.
How blue states and Christian factionalism keep conservatives at bay.
Why Iran is the key to Kentucky senator’s future—as well as the liberty movement’s.
He tops polls because his libertarian, Christian, and Tea Party opponents can’t make a sale.
Can the Alex P. Keaton generation revive the GOP—without starting another war?
James Burnham reveals how our oligarchy rules.
No—and it wasn’t necessarily anti-imperialist, either.
Carving new states out of existing ones leads to nationalism and security competition, not individual freedom.
Libertarians say no—but history seems to say yes.
Changing U.S. foreign policy takes a generation—and TAC is shaping the next one of conservatives.← Older posts
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