Frequently Asked Questions

What is The American Conservative?

The American Conservative is a print magazine and daily site for political analysis based in Washington, DC.

How does The American Conservative understand conservatism?

We are authentically conservative—modest, open-minded, and uninterested in partisan chicanery. Our motto is “Ideas over Ideology, Principles over Party.” So much of what passes for conservatism today is wedded to a kind of radicalism—fantasies of global hegemony, economic theories that are utopian and ruinous, and an eagerness to substitute diatribe for debate. TAC is nonpartisan and devoted to the conservative disposition, not the Republican Party. We broadly stand for fiscal responsibility, civil liberties, and a prudent foreign policy, and we incorporate a range of voices.

When was The American Conservative founded?

The magazine was founded in 2002 by Pat Buchanan, Scott McConnell, and Taki Theodoracopulos, in response to the distinctively unconservative policies of the Bush administration (the Iraq war chief among them). The goal was to provide an intellectual home for serious, independent-minded conservatives.

How can I subscribe to TAC?

Thanks for your interest! You can subscribe here. Single copies are also available on Kindle.

TAC is a non-profit. How can I help?

Head to our donate page. Even $5 makes a real difference.

What is The American Ideas Institute?

A nonprofit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, DC.

What’s your relationship to The American Ideas Institute?

TAC is the Institute’s flagship program.

How do I get permission to reprint an article?

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I have more questions.

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