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Crunchy Cons: Missing link in OWS-Tea Party axis

Andrew Sullivan, at the end of a quote about how the cultural gap between Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party prevents them from ever working together, says:

The only way they could actually unite with OWS would be if the cultural right re-embraced its early twentieth century suspicion of capitalism as a threat to traditional mores. Which doesn’t seem likely any day soon.

True, alas. But we right-wing hippies, Bohemian Tories and other traditionalist conservatives are just lying in wait here in a Benedictine monastery on the outskirts of Hobbiton, waiting on word from Mecosta and Port Royal, as well as for Roger Scruton to show up with the wine … and biding our time.

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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