Magazine July 29, 2019, Issue

The Right Liberalism

Sohrab Ahmari and David French (Images via Twitter)
And the dead end of illiberalism

Outsiders to Rightworld, and even some insiders, were mystified by the explosion of conservative commentary occasioned by New York Post op-ed editor Sohrab Ahmari’s attack on our colleague David French. Both men are socially conservative Christian writers. What could occasion such fierce polemics between supporters of each? But perhaps there should have been less surprise: Debating first principles is among the oldest traditions of conservatives.

Younger conservatives may not be familiar with Ideas Have Consequences, the 1948 book in which Richard Weaver — a former socialist who became disillusioned by his technological and centralized mass society — traced “the dissolution of

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Letters

After Harvey Mansfield's disinvitation from Concordia University, a professor writes in to NR to clarify. Plus, Fred Schwartz on baseball.
The Week

The Week

The Canadian newspaper the National Post reports, ‘Ancient life awakens amid thawing ice caps and permafrost.’ Good news for Joe Biden.
Athwart

Girth Dearth

According to the Left, it is bad to stigmatize the mentally ill, but unless you have the proper opinions on social issues, you have a mental illness.

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