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Successful Conservatism: An Indictment

As part of a symposium on the 10th anniversary of The Weekly Standard, Andy Ferguson has written what I think is the single best short indictment of conservatism in this decade. I might quibble with Andy about the extent of the problem or what does or does not constitute evidence of the problem. But the problem certainly exists. So what is the problem? Read for yourself here.

And even though Andy might wince at the blogginess of my saying this, I’ll have more thoughts in an upcoming G-File.

Update Woops! The original post said “As part of a symposium on the 10th anniversary of conservatism…” I changed it to “The Weekly Standard.” Those guys are great and all, but not even they think they started conservatism 10 years ago. Though that may not be the unanimous opinion.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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