The American Conservative

The American Conservative: The Magazine for Thinking Conservatives is published by The American Conservative. This magazine focuses on Social and Political issues in all aspects of morality and conservatism.

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 3, February 9

Averting the Clash
[American Raj: liberation or Domination?: Resolving the Conflict Between the West and the Muslim World, Eric Margolis, Key Porter]Averting the ClashBy Leon HadarIT WAS BOUND TO HAPPEN. In the same way that the movement against U.S. military intervention...
Bibi's Guns
"Where there is no solution, there is no problem," geostrategist James Burnham once wryly observed.Ex-Sen. George Mitchell, the latest U.S. negotiator to take up the Palestine portfolio, may discover what Burnham meant For Israel's three-week war on...
Bibi's Guns: "Where There Is No Solution, There Is No Problem," Geostrategist James Burnham Once Wryly Observed
Ex-Sen. George Mitchell, the latest U.S. negotiator to take up the Palestine portfolio, may discover what Burnham meant. For Israel's three-week war on Gaza, where Palestinians died at a rate of 100 to one to Israelis, appears to have been, like Israel's...
Blundering Herd
The federal government is floating a plan to consolidate troubled assets into a "bad bank." It may have already created one. On Sept. 15, the day Lehman Brothers collapsed, Bank of America announced its rescue of Merrill Lynch. Desperate to keep another...
Blundering Herd
[FINANCE]The federal government is floating a plan to consolidate troubled assets into a "bad bank." It may have already created one. On Sept. 15, the day Lehman Brothers collapsed, Bank of America announced its rescue of Merrill Lynch. Desperate to...
Dead Center
Without a vital Left or Right, politics has lost all principle.ALMOST COMPLETELY ignored in the excitement over Barack Obama has been the collapse of the New Left revival that peaked between the Nader campaign of 2000 and the Dean cam- paign of 2003....
Dead Center: Without a Vital Left or Right, Politics Has Lost All Principle
ALMOST COMPLETELY ignored in the excitement over Barack Obama has been the collapse of the New Left revival that peaked between the Nader campaign of 2000 and the Dean campaign of 2003. For a time, with the antiwar movement burgeoning and a deeply...
Deep Background
Egyptian intelligence has shared with the CIA information obtained from monitoring communications between its domestic Islamist group Gama'a al-lslamiyya and suspected al-Qaeda representatives. The latter suggest that Osama bin Laden will order an attack...
Deflated Expectations
When fear of falling prices becomes a self-fulfilling prophecyLET'S BEGIN WITH A LITTLE word association. Here goes: "deflation." Let's see: default, panic, crisis, credit crunch, layoffs, foreclosures, unemployment, recession, depression ... Great Depression.Now...
Deflated Expectations: When Fear of Falling Prices Becomes a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
LET'S BEGIN WITH A LITTLE word association. Here goes: "deflation." Let's see: default, panic, crisis, credit crunch, layoffs, foreclosures, unemployment, recession, depression ... Great Depression. Now there was a deflation. Between the October...
Experience over Hope
YouVe got to watch your step in my household. I do, at any rate. On Jan. 20, at about 12:40, I rang my wife at home and asked, "You watching this?" She said that she was."That speech, eh?" I said, preparing for a sneer and a jeer. '"We will roll back...
Experience over Hope: You've Got to Watch Your Step in My Household. I Do, at Any Rate. on Jan. 20, at about 12:40, I Rang My Wife at Home and Asked, "You Watching This?" She Said That She Was
"That speech, eh?" I said, preparing for a sneer and a jeer. "'We will roll back the specter of a warming planet.' What's that about?" "I liked the speech," she said coldly. "I thought Obama was good." "Oh, right," I said. Later that evening,...
Ex-President's Question Time
FILM[Frost/Nixon]Ex-President's Question TimeONE OF THE ODDITIES of the movie business is how films for grown-ups, such as "Frost /Nixon," are now held hostage by that rather adolescent competition, the Academy Awards.If "Frost /Nixon," Ron Howard's...
Ex-President's Question Time: Frost/Nixon
ONE OF THE ODDITIES of the movie business is how films for grown-ups, such as "Frost /Nixon," are now held hostage by that rather adolescent competition, the Academy Awards. If "Frost /Nixon," Ron Howard's adroit rendering of Peter Morgan's intelligent...
Fed Up
The popular uprising against central bankingTHE WAY RON PAUL TELLS IT, his more than 30 years of speaking and writing about money, inflation, and the Federal Reserve System attracted only limited interest outside libertarian and constitutionalist circles....
Fed Up: The Popular Uprising against Central Banking
THE WAY RON PAUL TELLS IT, his more than 30 years of speaking and writing about money, inflation, and the Federal Reserve System attracted only limited interest outside libertarian and constitutionalist circles. The subject, and Paul as its spokesman,...
Homeland Offense
Washington contemplates deploying the Armed Forces for domestic law enforcement.AMERICANS HAVE BECOME SO inured to the sight of federal troops fighting fires, rescuing flood victims from rooftops, and engaging in drug interdiction on the border that...
Homeland Offense: Washington Contemplates Deploying the Armed Forces for Domestic Law Enforcement
AMERICANS HAVE BECOME so inured to the sight of federal troops fighting fires, rescuing flood victims from rooftops, and engaging in drug interdiction on the border that few eyebrows were raised when news broke that 20,000 active-duty infantry would...
Life for March
In the age of Obama, the anti-abortion movement has nowhere left to go.A MONTH BEFORE his death, Fr. Richard Neuhaus said, "Whatever else it is, the pro-life movement of the last thirty-plus years is one of the most massive and sustained expressions...
Life for March: In the Age of Obama, the Anti-Abortion Movement Has Nowhere Left to Go
A MONTH BEFORE his death, Fr. Richard Neuhaus said, "Whatever else it is, the pro-life movement of the last thirty-plus years is one of the most massive and sustained expressions of citizen participation in the history of the United States." Neuhaus...
Old and Right
THE OLD, ORIGINAL, RIGHT realized the horrors of the New Deal and predicted the collectivist road on which it was setting the nation. The Old Right was a coalition of ideologies and forces that did not have one single, common, positive program, but...
Old News
The news racket is dead, mummified, and ready for a mausoleum. The joy has gone. Reporters were once a misbegotten tribe of ashen-souled cynics, honest drunks chain-smoking their way to the grave, foul-mouthed, profane, boisterously male, believing...
United States of Argentina
How inflation turned a rising power into a pauperANYONE NOT ALARMED by the state of the U.S. economy is not paying attention. As our Dear Leader begins his term, the theory of very big government has the support of an alarmingly broad political consensus....
United States of Argentina: How Inflation Turned a Rising Power into a Pauper
ANYONE NOT ALARMED by the state of the U.S. economy is not paying attention. As our Dear Leader begins his term, the theory of very big government has the support of an alarmingly broad political consensus. Despite the obvious dangers--devastating...
When Money Dies
Brother, can you spare a million marks?From wise friends to obscure websites, we'd heard rumors that it exists. But tracking down When Money Dies, the definitive 1975 text on hyperinflation in Weimar Germany, is another matter entirely. Amazon lists...
When Money Dies: Brother, Can You Spare a Million Marks?
From wise friends to obscure websites, we'd heard rumors that it exists. But tracking down When Money Dies, the definitive 1975 text on hyperinflation in Weimar Germany, is another matter entirely. Amazon lists a copy for $2,500. The Library of Congress...