Tag: Ramesh Ponnuru

ACF PoMoCon #13: Very Online Conservatism

 

My series on new developments and developing writers in conservatism continues. Here’s my PoMoCon talk with Tanner Greer, who’s writing a book on America since 2003 for Tyler Cowen, about old conservatism’s Trump-shock and new, Very Online Conservatism’s Great Awokening shock. Tanner has an NRO essay criticizing Reform Conservatism while agreeing with its reformist intentions and time-honored purposes. He argues that older conservatives worry about politics, whereas newer conservatives seem to worry about the very ground of politics. The previous assumptions about institutions are upended, down to the family, so it’s no longer a matter of how should we be doing things, but who even are we!

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“The problem for Republicans is that they won on partial-birth abortion — it is now a federal crime — and haven’t found a similar issue where the public is on their side. “Compounding the problem is that many Republicans don’t understand that they need to find such an issue. They don’t grasp that not talking […]

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