The End of Conservatism
So, let's see: Massive government action at home—including a Medicaid prescription drug plan and a Patriot Act at war with civil liberties. Massive US military action overseas—including foreign occupation and"nation-building." And now: Massive legislative action—by means of a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. comments powered by Disqus
Chris Matthew Sciabarra - 2/25/2004
The thing is, Jonathan, there isn't anything intellectually or methodologically "conservative" about the Bush administration. It's ideological roots are more Woodrow Wilson than Barry Goldwater. Perhaps we can call this neither conservatism, nor paleoconservatism, nor neoconservatism. It's "post-ism"... and it combines the worst of right and left.
Jonathan Dresner - 2/24/2004
You're conflating ideological conservativism with methodological conservativism. Sometimes, to be conservative, you have to be activist. Which is oxymoronic, but that's the best you get with our pitiful political vocabulary.