From Radical Orthodoxy, an American politics of paradox: Steve Knepper on the legacy of Wilson Carey McWilliams. Now what, Left wing? George Scialabba on how it’s possible the solution for the left wing won’t be found in a magazine. Daniel Hannan on the Right side of history: Why liberals are conflicted over patriotism and western values. Sam Tanenhaus and Jim Rutenberg on Rand Paul’s mixed inheritance. Why do Appalachians love Clinton and hate Obama? Jonathan Chait investigates. Daniel DiSalvo reviews The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class by Fred Siegel. Conservative religious thinkers and their intellectual crusades: Chris Lehmann reviews Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism by Molly Worthen and The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief by George M. Marsden. Ed Kilgore on the vast shredding of America's moral fiber: The conservative theory of economic desert is preposterous. The tide is rising for America’s libertarians: The new spirit in a rising climate of anti-politics has become an attitude, rather than a movement. Charles R. Kesler on the Tea Party, conservatism, and the constitution. Eric Posner on the paranoid libertarian and his enemy, the angry liberal: Two characters the government can’t afford to ignore, however irrational they are. Loyola New Orleans debates the views of Walter Block, a libertarian faculty member who argues that most civil rights laws are wrong. This Nixon as liberal construction is wrong — and it is dangerous because it distracts us from creating the change we want. Twilight of the Right: Alan Pell Crawford on how when conservatism became a movement, it lost its soul. Psychologists find that getting liberals to agree really is like herding cats.

Advertisement