It’s no wonder Anakin Skywalker would think to resolve political conflicts by conversion or coercion instead of tolerance and persuasion.
If you want to know how the American ‘miracle’ came to happen, start with 18th-century preacher Jonathan Mayhew, in the book ‘Father of Liberty.’
Jonah Goldberg’s defense of the legacy of the Enlightenment ends up being mostly a rehearsal of boilerplate 20th-century American conservatism.
Donald Trump, it turned out, read the conservative electorate much more accurately than the finest minds in Republican punditry. Their response is revenge.
There is nothing new under the sun, just different justifications for similar ideas. The Enlightenment had their own for racism, just as all ages have.
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.
Some conservatives are dismissing the eighteenth-century Enlightenment and trying to surrender its brilliant legacy to the enemies of Enlightenment on the Left.
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.
An internecine debate about conservative support for Trump raises important questions about the role of the pundit and the purpose of debating ideas.
Jonah Goldberg’s response is more evidence of the reordering of the coalitional hierarchy of priorities within the American right.
Warring camps of employee activists at Google exemplify the dysfunction of our political climate and the rise of tribalism in American life.
Jonah Golberg’s latest book, ‘Suicide of the West,’ is a timely and incisive reminder not to take liberalism and capitalism for granted, but its diagnosis of why liberalism is failing is somewhat incomplete.
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.
Rich Lowry just wrote off the NeverTrump movement as ‘deluded.’ Yes, the same Rich Lowry who compiled the ‘Against Trump’ issue of National Review.
If featuring a pro-Trump character on Roseanne makes the show part of the ‘culture war,’ it only proves television has become caustically politicized.
Jonah Goldberg join the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the anger toward NeverTrumpers and the rise of identity politics in every political party.
Clearly, there is nothing secular about progressivism. Look under the veneer of pseudo-scientific language, and you’re left staring at a fanatically religious mindset.
Jonah Goldberg joins the Federalist Radio Hour to recount this week’s media freak-outs and the response to Donald Trump’s address to Congress.
If you want to find someone to blame for conservatism’s predicament in 2016, you could do much worse than to point a finger at Sean Hannity.
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