Death of Conservatism

Book Review The Death of ConservatismRelated Article with Tanenhaus

This little 120 page book just came out this week and I read about half of it at Barnes and Nobles the other day. It observes the history of conservatism and the obsolescence of “movement conservatism” characterized by the Limbaughs of the world. This is not a particularly light read, and spends the majority of the time covering history and not current issues.

Tanenhaus speculates about a hopeful future where sane conservatism can offer a meaningful counterbalance to liberalism by defining itself by things it stands for as opposed to things it hates.

Until then we will be dealing with the lunatics who are now the mainstream voice of the republican party.

Government fire panels deciding whose house to save and whose to let burn.

Government fire panels deciding whose house to save and whose to let burn.

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