Jonah Goldberg is certainly not naive about the role religion plays in the ‘miracle’ of western classical liberalism. ‘Suicide of the West’ is best understood as an apologetic to non-conservatives.
Jonah Goldberg’s ‘Suicide of the West’ fails to acknowledge that the threat to liberal democratic capitalism is far deeper than tribalism or nationalism gone awry.
While the self-labeled remnant challenges conservatives to live up to a higher standard, others counter that we should leverage unified Republican government to secure policy wins.
Men cannot simply decide they are women. This is a basic truth that conservatives should not deny for fear of social strife.
Ideas and persuasion alone are as insufficient to stem the tide of illiberalism sweeping across the country as a few liquor raids were to bringing down Al Capone.
Marco Rubio really, really wants to be president. He wants it badly enough to blow with the prevailing wind, and the prevailing wind comes from Trump.
Rich Lowry just wrote off the NeverTrump movement as ‘deluded.’ Yes, the same Rich Lowry who compiled the ‘Against Trump’ issue of National Review.
American Greatness goes beyond normal establishment-bashing to claim the problem with conservatism is that there is nothing left in the status quo to be conserved.
Every time someone tells us that conservatism is in its death throes, conservatism makes a miraculous comeback. Heralding its demise is premature.
Future conservative victories will rest not upon allegiance to Donald Trump, but upon a continued willingness to engage in intellectual inquiry and political persuasion.
As the president’s actions have shown, he is at war with the progressives who have co-opted American society — and is willing to go further than any previous conservative to defeat them.
Donald Trump gestured at something lacking in the two-party system of the past generation and, whether he meant to or not, began the shift to a new system of conservatism.
Social conservatives embraced Roy Moore because they thought he was fighting for them. In fact, Moore was never a conservative to begin with.
Henry Olsen’s argument that Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump are comparable as presidents is not only risible but insulting to the 40th president.
Identity politics of any stripe is not conservatism. Both fascists and communists oppose the core principles of the political right.
Anti-Trumpers still keep throwing conservatives under the bus to maintain the status quo, just as they’ve often done (remember the Tea Party).
It’s not enough to know the right solutions. If conservatives don’t have the knowledge, strategies, and allies to succeed, this town will beat you down until you give in.
Ryan Williams is the first president of the influential Claremont Institute whose formation represents the fulfilling of Claremont’s mission.
I’m fed up with the anti-anti-anti-Trumpers, so now I’m anti-anti-anti-anti-Trump. Welcome to the tangled web of stupid partisan bickering in 2017.
The scope of the loss is a little hard to fathom because the reach of Peter Lawler’s influence was far greater than a casual observer of his work could have seen.
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