From Libertarianism to National Conservatism


“National Conservatism, one strand of a broader emergent post-Cold War fusionist conservative movement, has the potential for both capturing youthful energy and enthusiasm while grounding and directing it with prudence and realism.”

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Afghanistan and the West’s Failure

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“Whether America likes it or not, the unipolar moment, Pax Americana, is over.”

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Sohrab Ahmari and Michael Brendan Dougherty on Reclaiming Faith, Family, and Nation

“In an age of iconoclasm, Ahmari reiterates the indispensable need for the icon of tradition that points beyond itself to the everlasting, and Dougherty captures how the icon of national particularism can also point beyond itself to the universal.”

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A Brit’s Friendly Advice to American Conservatives

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“In order to win, the American Right needs to bury dead dogmas, get its head out of abstract Platonic idealism, and look reality in the face.”

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James Burnham: Foreseeing Our Managerial Domination (Part II)

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“Ultimately, in order to thwart the managerial system, the American conservative movement needs to co-opt the managerial system.”

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James Burnham: Foreseeing Our Managerial Domination

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This depoliticization of the public realm extends to the selection of the managerial class itself. Elections matter not at all. The managers perpetuate themselves…”

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Is Jordan Peterson Doomed by Liberalism Itself?

“The publication of Peterson’s latest book, Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life is an opportunity to reflect on the impact this man has had on the cultural debate…”

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Conservatives Are Getting Lost in “Ideas”

(Calvin Mattheis)

“Shapiro’s most recent book How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps presents the United States’ problems, which he sees as near-fatal if left unaddressed, as rooted in the world of ideas and political philosophy.”

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The Necessity of Acceptance

“What place does acceptance have in this wasteland of a year? My view, informed and influenced by living with a severe inherited disability, a fragile skin condition is that it has a central, vital place.”

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Yoram Hazony’s “NatConTalk”: Enlarging the Conservative Conversation

NatConTalk is a recent entrant into the conservative conversation, or what remains of such under the hegemony of social media, our contemporary digital coliseum.”

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The Irrationality of Rationalism

This condition, Epidermolysis bullosa, with which I was diagnosed after birth, is as painful as described. Singer’s language is compassionate, but what he advocates for is infanticide.”

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What the Winning Conservative Coalition Looks Like

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Those who work with ideas increasingly vote for the Democrats, while those who work in physical reality with their hands or machinery increasingly vote Republican.”

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Patrick Deneen: Grappling with the Failures of Liberalism

This conquest of the engines of social formation is, as Patrick Deneen argues, why liberalism is failing.”

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Patrick Deneen: A Primer

Or is man—like some argue of Odysseus—a restless seeker of new places, people, and experiences?”

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Identity Politics and the Death of Moral Imagination

The problem—as has been said so many times before—is that identity politics takes a kernel of truth about embodied human experience and pushes it to its destructive conclusion.”

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