Magazine March 6, 2017, Issue

First Principles

Flag a a Veteran’s Day parade in New York City in 2016. (Reuters photo: Eduardo Munoz)
Patriotism Is Not Enough: Harry Jaffa, Walter Berns, and the Arguments That Redefined American Conservatism, by Steven F. Hayward (Encounter, 296 pp., $25.99)

Steve Hayward may be the most versatile man in American conservatism. A prolific author, perhaps best known for his justly lauded two-volume biography of President Reagan, Hayward has written highly regarded books on everything from Winston Churchill’s leadership to environmental theology. He’s a leading blogger at the popular Power Line site, a prolific podcaster, formerly a frequent guest host of Bill Bennett’s talk-radio show, and currently a senior resident scholar at UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies.

But even given Hayward’s diverse skills and prolific output, Patriotism Is Not Enough still comes as a surprise. There are just not many conservative

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