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I had a wonderful conversation last night with Cart T. Bogus about a 4-year-old piece – “Burke Not Buckley” – that he wrote for The American Conservative. Bogus considers himself a liberal, but gave me some wonderful things to think about when it came to Edmund Burke, Russell Kirk, William F. Buckley, and the history of […]

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The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution. Hannah Arendt 10/1/1984 A trip to Gulfport Mississippi at a Reagan Bush 1984 Rally More

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national-review-anniversary-william-f-buckley-r “Only a few prefer liberty — the majority seek nothing more than fair masters.” Sallust, Histories

I have been thinking about what went wrong with the Conservative movement and why in a year where the Democrats nearly handed us the election we failed to capitalize yet again. It dawned on me that so much of the commentary focused on the Republican Party, conservatives in general, the failure of our gatekeepers, our “betrayal” by the establishment, and the inadequacies of the various candidates. What I want to do is look at the Conservative movement and see how it is doing.

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I am wondering what is considered Conservatism now-a-days? I know that there are many that feel that the Republican party no longer represents (especially after nominating Trump) true conservative ideals. Is this true to you (anyone who reads this)? More

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I should, perhaps, clarify that what I mean by this is not that you have a good chance to save the republic, but then again it’s not a lot of effort, either. The odds of being decisive as a volunteer in a primary are small, and each primary has only a chance of being decisive. I should clarify […]

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