Magazine December 3, 2018, Issue

Fusionism Today

Frank Meyer (The imaginativeconservative.org)
It is a tool, not a philosophy; can the Right still use it?

Not long ago, I was asked by a radio host whether William F. Buckley Jr. would recognize today’s Re­publican party. In part because I am sometimes a little preemptively exhausted by WWWFBD questions, I offered a smart-aleck response I think Bill might have liked.

“Look,” I said, “Charlton Heston recognized the Statue of Liberty at the end of The Planet of the Apes. Recognition is not all that high a bar.”

That was probably a little unfair, but the point is sound. Things change. Times change. Even when you stand athwart History yelling “Stop,” sometimes History refuses to listen.

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