From The American Conservative, Daniel McCarthy on how conservatism lost its mind; Robert Dean Lurie on the conservative Kerouac: Beat novelist, Catholic, Republican — do you know Jack?; and modernism and conservatism: Does the culture of “The Waste Land” lead to freedom or something more? Back to the Stone Age: Thomas Fleming on a primer for palaeoconservatives (and part 2). Dennis Phillips on modern American conservatism: Content and contradictions. An empty moral language: Roger S. Foster on Paul Ryan and the contradictions of conservatism. Geoffrey Kabaservice reviews If Not Us, Who? William Rusher, National Review, and the Conservative Movement by David B. Frisk. The Great Conservative “No!”: Tom Carson on how William F. Buckley’s heirs are starving on a red-meat diet. Pete Spiliakos on the roots of conservative class war. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck: Tim Wise on racism, bigotry and the death of respectable conservatism. Jack Hitt on a conservative history of the United States. Why aren’t conservatives funny? Joshua Green reviews A Conservative Walks Into a Bar: The Politics of Political Humor by Alison Dagnes.