Jan./Feb. 2013


The Thin White Lie

Capitalism Goes Childless

The Utica Club

Drone Doubts at the CIA

A report on the post-Petraeus CIA and jihadist “refugees” in Turkey.


Four Conservatisms

Front Lines

Rank Incompetence

Turf wars are the one kind our generals know how to win.

Retaking the Faith-Based Initiative

Compassionate conservatism didn’t fail—it was never tried.

South Korea’s Secret Weakness

Our military aid to Seoul gives Pyongyang its only edge.

Power Without Politics

Reshaping America isn’t all about elections.

Cover Story

Counterculture Conservatism

The right needs less Ayn Rand, more Flannery O’Connor


Free Kentucky Project

Is the Bluegrass State going libertarian?

Nixon at 100

The Old Man put the GOP on the path to becoming the party of the New Majority.

Crony Copyright

Will Republicans embrace intellectual property reform?

From War to Welfare

How taxes and entitlements begin with militarism

Philosopher of Love

David Schindler has a remedy for the religious right

Friendship’s Garland

For Buckley and Kirk, conservatism was a way of life.

Oliver Stone vs. the Empire

Why he’s as tough on Truman and Obama as Nixon and Bush

Arts & Letters

Red Europe

Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944–1956, Anne Applebaum, Doubleday, 566 pages

Oakeshott vs. America

Oakeshott on Rome and America, Gene Callahan, Imprint Academic, 250 pages

Two, Three, Many McCarthyisms

The Spy Who Bored Me

Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth: A Novel, Doubleday, 304 pages

Conservatism’s Mozart

Joseph Sobran: The National Review Years, Articles From 1974 to 1991, edited by Fran Griffin, FGF Books, 191 pages

What Same-Sex Marriage Means

Debating Same-Sex Marriage, John Corvino and Maggie Gallagher, Oxford University Press, 296 pages

The Well-Tempered Anarchist