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Life in the Old Right

One problem with labeling ideological movements "old" or "new" is that inevitably, with the passage of time, the "new" becomes an "old" and the markers get confusing. In the modern, post-World War II right wing, there have been a number of "news"...

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  • VIEWS

    The First Arkansas Bill

    The oily whoremaster in the White House dodged the draft thanks to another Arkansas Oxonian named Bill, but the debt remains unpaid. For the shirker is viciously conventional, as the ambitious young always are, while his benefactor is an...

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  • Correspondence

    Crime and Racial Politics

    A recent series of articles in the Baltimore Sun painted a gloomy (yet persuasive) picture of "the decline of the Baltimore City Police Force." But then, why should police forces be expected to maintain high standards when all institutions are...

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  • Perspective

    Equality or Privilege

    "Everything in American politics always comes down to the race question," says one of our collaborators. School choice plans, for example, are either condemned for enabling the white middle classes to liberate their children from the hell of...

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  • VITAL SIGNS

    White Liberals, Black Racists

    On March 3, 1994, ABC-TV's Nightline devoted its half hour to the question of deteriorating relations between blacks and Jews. As background, the program showed clips of newsreels from the civil rights era, the "halcyon days" of unity between...

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  • REVIEWS

    New Right, New Wrong

    John Gray's latest book, an anthology of essays, confronts unflinchingly the state of conservatism in the Anglo-American world. Resistant to the happy talk about a conservative renaissance in the 80's, Gray, a Whiggish Oxford don and a scholar of...

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  • REVIEWS

    The People at War

    "The wars of peoples will be more X terrible than the wars of kings!" So predicted the young Winston Churchill as the new century dawned in 1901. The world wars (two hot, one cold) that have marked the decades since have validated Churchill while...

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