Magazine October 5, 2009, Issue

Sherpa Conservatism

The Left’s enduring fantasy (Roman Genn)
Sam Tanenhaus thinks the Right is dying because he wants it to play dead

If you work the google-machine on the Internet with a modicum of diligence, you’ll uncover a few websites dedicated to an intriguing remedy for all that ails the GOP and the conservative movement: Zombie Reagan. The idea is really quite simple — reanimate the Gipper through supernatural or some other means and all of our problems will be solved. Sure, we’ll have to amend the Constitution to get rid of term limits, but on the bright side Zombie Reagan could be president forever.

There’s a metaphor — or two — to be made of this, I’m sure. Some might think the

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