Pity the oppressed conservatives

Conservatives suddenly see themselves not as adherents to a political ideology but as a besieged minority, which speaks volumes about the deterioration of that ideology since the days of Ronald Reagan

modern conservatism is defined by an Alice-through-the-looking-glass incoherence: small government except when it is growing larger than ever, fiscal restraint except when we are spending like Michael Jackson in a Disney gift shop, foreign policy pragmatism except when we are trying to transform the Middle East.

Indeed, sometimes it feels as if it is no longer defined by principles at all, nor by energy and ideas, but rather, by a limitless ... Full Story »

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James Staley
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by James Staley - Jun. 19, 2009

This is quality journalism. Mr. Pitts offers us a thoughtful analysis of what does and does not qualify as hateful oppression and who does and does not qualify for the status of victim. His quintessential summary of failed conservatism is trenchant. I highly recommend this example of fine, judicious writing.

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