Thursday, February 12, 2009

Conservatism is Dead

Right here.

This is an article from the New Republic that I thought was a very good background history of conservatism as a political philosophy and an analysis of how the movement has been slowly crippling itself with movement conservatism. The Republican party is made up of a fair number of disparate groups that are currently splintering because the party lacks any compelling charismatic figure (HIS HOLINESS RONALD REAGAN!) to hold them together.

The party isn't dead by a long shot, but the intellectual roots of the conservative movement are ailing and have been for quite some time.

Warning: Pretty long read, but it's worth it, I swear.


  1. Well if the democrats can get hold of even part of the anti-abortion movement, I hope a shift in the spectrum will take us back to the pre-Reagan era where moderate republicans are actually conservative republicans and where Rush Limbaugh is in a loony bin.