The Hijacking of Nationalist Conservativism

The Hijacking of Nationalist Conservativism

Pedro Gonzalez

The 2016 election planted a nationalistic, populist battle standard reminiscent of the one that the pitchfork-wielding legions of the Old Right had once marched beneath. Now it appears at risk of being diluted…Consider the fate of Michelle Malkin.

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Remembering the Right

Remembering the Right

Paul Gottfried

The featured theme of this month’s magazine is focused on a particular task, namely retrieving conservativism and conservative thinkers from the past and explaining their continued relevance to the present.

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What's Paleo, and What's Not

What's Paleo, and What's Not

Paul Gottfried

In a recent Townhall commentary, the young author Michael Malarkey marvels over “the resurgence of refined paleoconservatism.” Supposedly Donald Trump has absorbed quintessential paleoconservative positions and is now putting them into practice.

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  • A Theory of Fairness

    David Gordon | December 11, 2019

    "Mine is better than ours." —Benjamin Franklin Tom Bethell, here as often before, uses sturdy common sense to challenge experts in their own field. In a controversial article many years ago, he dared to suggest that evolutionary biologists have exaggerated the evidence for Darwinism. Though roundly criticized by supporters of orthodoxy, Mr. Bethell manifested an uncanny ability to ask disconcerting questions.

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  • The Frum Brigade

    Tom Piatak | December 10, 2019

    This week brought the unsurprising news that our war in Afghanistan has long been supported by optimistic claims that were false and known to be false. It is, of course, too late to save the thousands of Americans who have died in Afghanistan or to recover the hundreds of billions—some say trillions—of dollars wasted there. But, perhaps, this latest news will embolden President Trump to follow his instincts and to bring the American troops who are still fighting and dying in Afghanistan home.

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  • Is It Jaw-Jaw or War With Iran?

    Pat Buchanan | December 10, 2019

    "Jaw-jaw is better than war-war," is attributed, wrongly, say some historians, to Winston Churchill. Still, the words lately came to mind. While last week ended with a hopeful U.S.-Iranian prisoner exchange that was hailed by President Donald Trump—"Thank you to Iran for a very fair negotiation. See, we can make a deal together"—a few days earlier, the week produced more ominous news.

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  • Terrorism, Immigration, and the UK Election

    Ralph Berry | December 9, 2019

    Let “Dover Beach,” Matthew Arnold’s finest poem, be the epigraph for today. Many migrants come on shore there in tiny and dangerous boats, often escorted in by border patrols. They will mostly be allowed to stay in England. Many are not intercepted and fade without trace into the mainland. Many die: a refrigerated truck container was found in Essex to have 39 dead.

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