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. 14, July 14

Bob Barr's Third Way
FOR THE FIRST TIME since the 2000 election, third-party candidates have an unusually receptive audience of independent voters disgusted with Republicans and wary of the Democratic nominee. This gives former Georgia Congressman Bob Barr a chance to...
Clinging to Their Guns
The Supreme Court's Boumediene decision gave us a strange new respect for the four-and-a-half (counting Kennedy) liberal justices, for reasons that William Ziegler's essay this issue explains. The court's June 26 decision in District of Columbia v....
Clinging to Their Guns
[RIGHTS]The Supreme Court's Boumediene decision gave us a strange new respect for the four-and-a-half (counting Kennedy) liberal justices, for reasons that William Ziegler's essay this issue explains. The court's June 26 decision in District of Columbia...
How Good Was the Good War?
FOR MANY AMERICANS, World War II remains the Great Crusade. For George W. Bush, John McCain, and legions of Churchill-worshipping neoconservatives, it is that and more: they take from the war--especially the war against Hitler--"lessons" that must...
How Good Was the Good War?
FOR MANY AMERICANS, World War II remains the Great Crusade. For George W. Bush, John McCain, and legions of Churchill-worshipping neoconservatives, it is that and more: they take from the war-especially the war against Hitler-"lessons" that must inform...
In the Valley of the Geeks
IF YOU ARE A NONFICTION writer whose name isn't Barack Obama, you probably aren't going to get rich off serious books. Instead, the two likeliest ways to cash in are by speaking at corporate and government gatherings or by penning a self-help book....
Meet the Establishment
The titans of media, business, and politics gather to congratulate themselves on allowing a boy from Buffalo into their company.Reporters tend to be absorbed by the bureaucracies they cover; they take on the habits, attitudes, and even accents of the...
Meet the Establishment: The Titans of Media, Business, and Politics Gather to Congratulate Themselves on Allowing a Boy from Buffalo into Their Company
Reporters tend to be absorbed by the bureaucracies they cover; they take on the habits, attitudes, and even accents of the military or the diplomatic corps. Should a reporter resist the pressure, there are many ways to get rid of him. ... But a reporter...
My Walden
When I ponder our curiously unbalanced civilization, able to put golf carts on Mars but unable to equal the verse of muddy Elizabethan London, I wonder why we are as we are. In all things technological, the United States is magnificent, the Athens...
Reverend Right
Chuck Baldwin hopes to continue the Ron Paul Revolution.WITH HIS CONSERVATIVE SUITS and light-rimmed spectacles, Chuck Baldwin looks more like a Baptist preacher than a presidential candidate. In fact, he is both. He is also the host of the radio talk...
Reverend Right: Chuck Baldwin Hopes to Continue the Ron Paul Revolution
WITH HIS CONSERVATIVE SUITS and light-rimmed spectacles, Chuck Baldwin looks more like a Baptist preacher than a presidential candidate. In fact, he is both. He is also the host of the radio talk show "Chuck Baldwin Live" and columnist for such popular...
Rise of the Rest
A HUNDRED YEARS AGO, the English were much concerned by the question of national decline. The British Empire had reached its apogee by the end of the 19th century, which was also the end of Queen Victoria's reign. It is sometimes supposed that this,...
Their Day in Court
Boumediene was a flawed decision-but right.THE JUNE 12 Boumediene v. Bush Supreme Court opinion is in many ways a bad decision but probably a necessary one. Angered over the prospect that habeas corpus protections now apply constitutionally to detainees...
Their Day in Court: Boumediene Was a Flawed Decision-But Right
THE JUNE 12 Boumediene v. Bush Supreme Court opinion is in many ways a bad decision but probably a necessary one. Angered over the prospect that habeas corpus protections now apply constitutionally to detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Senator McCain called...
The Last Rockefeller
Conservatives wanted to take the Republican Party from moderates. Now moderates are giving the majority to Democrats.CHRIS SHAYS is the last Republican member of the House from New England. He is also a nice guy. "My opponents will say, 'He's a nice...
The Last Rockefeller: Conservatives Wanted to Take the Republican Party from Moderates. Now Moderates Are Giving the Majority to Democrats
CHRIS SHAYS is the last Republican member of the House from New England. He is also a nice guy. "My opponents will say, 'He's a nice guy and he's good on the environment, but I'll be better,'" Shays suggests. That's exactly what they say. George Jepson,...
The Next War?
OF THE AXIS OF EVIL nations named in his State of the Union in 2002, President Bush has often said, "The United States will not permit the world's most dangerous regimes to threaten us with the world's most destructive weapons." He failed with North...
The Taste of Vine and Verse
VISITORS TO THE NAPA VALLEY will find, inscribed on the signs at either end of Highway 29, Robert Louis Stevenson's memorable line: "... and the wine is bottled poetry." It's taken from The Silverado Squatters, Stevenson's insightful and detailed account...
When Humans Wasted Away
DESPITE ITS MISANTHROPY, the superbly crafted dystopian science-fiction film "Wall-E" will be the ninth straight movie from Pixar Animation Studios, going back to "Toy Story," to earn at least $162 million at the American box office. "Wall-E" is...