From Crisis, Leo XIII knew socialism would fail because it was evil. From Intellectual Conservative, an attempt to explain the liberal mindset based on a simple, but striking example of liberal thought; and a look at the fatal attraction of progressive rhetoric upon young minds (and part 2). All fact is beautiful theory: Properly understood, Philip Selznick is a chastened romantic of the Left and is mischaracterized as a man of the Right. Is being liberal a choice? From Jefferson to modern scientists, ideology has been linked to neuroscience — that way of thinking could be fatal. Why conservatives prefer Walmart to Trader Joe’s: New research finds conservatives tend to prefer name-brand products, and are less willing to purchase new or generic brands. Beyond Fox News: Meet the post-movement conservatives. From New English Review, Norman Berdichevsky on why Left and Right differ elsewhere.