“David French v. Sohrab Ahmari. It’s not a prize fight. It’s a debate about the future of American conservatism.
So argues Ross Douthat, and he’s right. Are we going to keep singing the old fusionist tunes? Or will the Right become relevant again in a society fractured by the global economy, demoralized by cultural deregulation, and misruled by a clueless elite?
Douthat gives an accurate account of the ambitions of those of us frustrated by the classical-liberal, limited government conservative establishment. His analysis expresses well my own goals and the direction of First Things.
Religious and social conservatives, not classical liberals and libertarians, need to lead American conservatism. …”
I agree with every word of it.
Note: OMG … we might lose Bill Kristol, Max Boot and the neocons! We might lose the lolbertarians! We might lose the sacred principles of True Conservatism!