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. 5, March 10

Bloody Borders: On His African Tour, President Bush Deplored the Genocide in Rwanda, Defended His Refusal to Send U.S. Troops to Darfur, and Decried the Ethnic Slaughter in Kenya
Following a fraudulent election, the Kikyu, the dominant tribe in Kenya, have been subjected to merciless assault. People are separating and butchering one another along lines of blood and soil. According to a compelling lead article in the new...
Bull in the China Shop: The U.S. Is Betting That a Rich PRC Will Be Democratic. Beijing Disagrees
TWO BETS ARE ON THE TABLE. One has been placed by the Washington establishment, the other by the Chinese Communist Party. Analyzing China's prospects in terms of fashionable globalist ideology, Washington is betting that a rich China will be a free...
Cheering for Doomsday
AMERICANS LIKE TO THINK of themselves as sui generis, and Christian Zionism is an important aspect of American exceptionalism. The U.S. is unique in its unwavering support for the state of Israel--not just Israel's right to exist but also to expand...
Deep Background
The Central Intelligence Agency's failure to set up effective mechanisms that enable officers to encounter hostile targets overseas has meant that, in spite of seven years of trying, there has been little progress in recruiting among terrorists or...
Four Score: Failure to Join the European Union Hasn't Harmed the Holdouts
"THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY." The favorite refrain of totalitarians throughout history is now uttered by the serial globalizers who insist that membership in sovereignty-sapping bodies such as the EU and NATO is the only option for any self-respecting European...
Home Movies
Be Kind Rewind A NEW SATIRICAL WEBSITE called "Stuff White People Like," which offers dead-on deadpan analyses of status symbols among the under-40 white middle class, has earned 3 million visits in the last ten days. Listed along with such de rigueur...
Is Brown the New Black? Assimilating Latinos into the Politics of Victimhood
THE SLUGFEST between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, in which only the most painstaking analyst can discern any disagreement over policy, highlights the ancient yet growing importance of ethnic identity in politics. The race didn't start out that...
Kosovo Powder Keg
Ten years ago, the Kosovo Liberation Army, an Albanian paramilitary organization, launched its rebellion against the Yugoslav government and was duly labeled a terrorist group by the U.S. government. Last month, the Albanian majority of Kosovo declared...
Model Citizens: Beyond the Realist vs. Idealist Divide
THE DEBATE OVER the Iraq War has been portrayed as a clash between realists and idealists. According to this popular plotline, realists pursue security policy based on hard national interest, whereas idealists are committed to a diplomatic approach...
Obama's Israel Test: Is the Lobby Losing Its Grip?
LAYING THE GROUNDWORK for a bold presidential bid, the young Democratic senator set up a meeting with a key leader of the Jewish community. He had won substantial Jewish support in his home state, but as a first termer, he was not yet well known nationally....
Oil for War
After invading one of the most petroleum-rich countries on earth, the U.S. military is running on empty. By Robert Bryce NAPOLEON FAMOUSLY SAID that an army marches on its stomach. That may have been true for his 19th-century force. But the modern...
The McCain Court: Appointing Conservative Judges Would Undermine the Maverick's Legislative Legacy
THE PROSPECT of overturning Roe v. Wade may be only incentive powerful enough to turn a disillusioned conservative into a motivated McCain voter this November. After the betrayals of the Bush era, many on the Right still point to the ascendance of...
Why Blame Mexico? to Grasp American Immigration Policy, One Needs Only Remember That the United States Frowns on Smoking While Subsidizing Tobacco Growers
We say to impoverished Mexicans, "See this river? Don't cross it. If you do, we'll give you good jobs, drivers licenses, citizenship for your kids born here, school for said kids, public assistance, governmental documents in Spanish for your convenience,...