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. 7, No. 3, February 11

Balance Sheet of Power
Globalization hasn't rewritten the laws of economics. State-on-state competition still rules.LAST NOVEMBER, Citigroup announced the sale of a 4.9 percent stake for $7.5 billion to Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. It's now seeking a $1-billion infusion...
Balance Sheet of Power: Globalization Hasn't Rewritten the Laws of Economics. State-on-State Competition Still Rules
LAST NOVEMBER, Citigroup announced the sale of a 4.9 percent stake for $7.5 billion to Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. It's now seeking a $1-billion infusion from Kuwait and $9 billion from China. Soon after, Beijing bought 9.9 percent of Morgan Stanley...
Deep Background
President Bush and Vice President Cheney's public and private comments disparaging the Dec. 3 National Intelligence Estimate on Iran have significantly increased the animosity of intelligence professionals toward the White House. The dismissive comments...
Election Fraud
The United States, I submit, is not a democracy--by which is meant a system in which the will of the people dominates. Rather it is a curious mechanism artfully designed to circumvent the will of the people while appearing to be democratic. Several...
Freedom Fighters
Last month the venerable think tank Freedom House put out its annual report, quantifying that freedom around the world is indeed on the march. Unfortunately, it is heading in the wrong direction. The specifics are in the news most days: slippage away...
Freedom Fighters
[WORLD]Last month the venerable think tank Freedom House put out its annual report, quantifying that freedom around the world is indeed on the march. Unfortunately, it is heading in the wrong direction. The specifics are in the news most days: slippage...
GOP Panhandling
John McCain's moment in the sunBRAVING TORRENTIAL RAIN, acrowd of 700 Republican regulars gathered at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville to hear the winner of that day's Nevada caucus, Mitt Romney. He had traded his usual suit jacket for...
GOP Panhandling: John McCain's Moment in the Sun
BRAVING TORRENTIAL RAIN, a crowd of 700 Republican regulars gathered at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville to hear the winner of that day's Nevada caucus, Mitt Romney. He had traded his usual suit jacket for rolled-up sleeves; the effect...
In Vain He Didn't Try
NEVER SUITED to the hard labor required of a machine candidacy, Fred Thompson on Jan. 22 collapsed under the demands of late modernism and abandoned his bid for the presidency. He was right to persist in his easygoing contempt for a system that requires...
Losing One for the Gipper
Feted as the consensus conservative champion who would fill the void left by the other candidates, Fred Thompson withdrew from the presidential race devoid of electoral success. Finishing behind him in South Carolina, and apparently incapable of winning...
Paul for President
The presidential fields of both parties have narrowed, and the arguments about how we should move forward are now familiar. TAC believes that only one candidate has put forth a diagnosis of America's current ills and has a vision to turn the country...
Paul for President
[ENDORSEMENT]The presidential fields of both parties have narrowed, and the arguments about how we should move forward are now familiar. TAC believes that only one candidate has put forth a diagnosis of America's current ills and has a vision to turn...
Presidential Pardon
For John McCain, there's no such thing as illegal immigration.WELCOME TO John McCain's Amnesty Apology Tour. In his quest to win the conservative primary votes that eluded him in his previous bid for the Republican presidential nomination, the fourterm...
Presidential Pardon: For John McCain, There's No Such Thing as Illegal Immigration
WELCOME TO John McCain's Amnesty Apology Tour. In his quest to win the conservative primary votes that eluded him in his previous bid for the Republican presidential nomination, the four-term Arizona senator is presenting himself as a born-again border...
Progressively Irrelevant
How John Edwards proved that the old Democratic coalition is deadON JOHN EDWARDS'S last trip to South Carolina before the Iowa caucuses, his campaign planned a typical "unscheduled" stop in downtown Charleston at Jack's Cafe. His volunteers assured reporters...
Progressively Irrelevant: How John Edwards Proved That the Old Democratic Coalition Is Dead
ON JOHN EDWARDS'S last trip to South Carolina before the Iowa caucuses, his campaign planned a typical "unscheduled" stop in downtown Charleston at Jack's Cafe. His volunteers assured reporters that they were building momentum, but even they didn't...
Survival of the Hippest
[Juno] LAST FALL, I received a half-dozen invitations to screenings of a "quirky" comedy about a "whip-smart" pregnant teen hipsterette who plans to give her baby up for adoption by an affluent couple. With my finger planted firmly nowhere near...
The Fleecing of America
[A Nation of Sheep, Andrew P. Napolitano, Thomas Nelson, 256 pages] The Fleecing of AmericaANDREW NAPOLITANO is mad as hell, and he's not going to take it anymore. He thinks that the U.S. government has lost aU respect for Americans' rights, and he laments...
The Great Betrayal
Offering more "straight talk" on the Sunday before the Florida primary, John McCain made an arresting prediction: "It's a tough war we're in. It's not going to be over right away. There's going to be other wars. I'm sorry to tell you, there's going...
The Madness of John McCain
A militarist suffering from acute narcissism and armed with the Bush Doctrine is not fit to be commander in chief.JOHN MCCAIN'S reputation as a maverick is no recent contrivance. The senator first captured the media spotlight in September 1983, not long...
The Madness of John McCain: A Militarist Suffering from Acute Narcissism and Armed with the Bush Doctrine Is Not Fit to Be Commander in Chief
JOHN MCCAIN'S reputation as a maverick is no recent contrivance. The senator first captured the media spotlight in September 1983, not long after he'd been elected to his first term in the House, when he voted against President Reagan's decision to...
The Right State of Mind
[Conservatism in America: Making Sense of the American Right, Paul Gottfried, Palgrave Macmillan, 189 pages] The Right State of MindPAUL GOTTFRIED is one of the Right's more knowledgeable and trustworthy chroniclers, and his Conservatism in America is...
Value Voters
The best indicator of whether a state will swing Red or Blue? The cost of buying a home and raising a family.NO MATTER WHO wins the 2008 presidential election, pundits will afterwards hypothesize feverishly about why the country is so divided into vast...
Value Voters: The Best Indicator of Whether a State Will Swing Red or Blue? the Cost of Buying a Home and Raising a Family
NO MATTER WHO wins the 2008 presidential election, pundits will afterwards hypothesize feverishly about why the country is so divided into vast inland expanses of Red (Republican) regions versus thin coastal strips of Blue (Democratic) metropolises....
What's So Great about Atheism?
BOOKS [What's So Great About Christianity, Dinesh D'Souza, Regnery, 348 pages] What's So Great About Atheism?INTO THE MAELSTROM of festering atheists, sneering critics of Christianists, biological reductionists, and secular Salvationists lately arrived...