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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. 6, No. 23, December 3

All She Needs Is Love
[Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd with Penny Junor, Harmony Books, 336 pages]All She Needs is LoveBy Marian Kester CoombsHer Majesty's a pretty nice girl But she doesn't have a lot to say.... I wanna tell her that...
Are You Sure You Want a Democracy?
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood does.CAIRO-"We haven't yet established a Jeffersonian democracy in Egypt," Dr. Mohamed Kamal patiently explained to the journalists questioning his country's recent record of police brutality, political repression, and jailing...
Are You Sure You Want a Democracy? Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Does
CAIRO -- "We haven't yet established a Jeffersonian democracy in Egypt," Dr. Mohamed Kamal patiently explained to the journalists questioning his country's recent record of police brutality, political repression, and jailing of journalists for criticizing...
Deep Background
Turkish officials and senior military officers are angry about the results of the Nov. 5 meeting in Washington between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President George W. Bush. An agreement was reached whereby the U.S. would not oppose Turkey's...
Forum
THE GOOD HITCHENSPeter Hitchens's account of his recent trip to North Korea (Nov. 19) was a revelation, not only for its sage and penetrating analysis of this alleged threat to the free world but also for its intensely moving snapshot of a people caught...
Four Year Plan
Freshman orientation Lesson 1: all whites are racists.NEWARK, DEL.-As almost every aspect of the American university has been drenched in political correctness, a certain outrage fatigue has set in. Who is still shocked by news of Shakespeare being replaced...
Four Year Plan: Freshman Orientation Lesson 1: All Whites Are Racists
NEWARK, DEL. -- As almost every aspect of the American university has been drenched in political correctness, a certain outrage fatigue has set in. Who is still shocked by news of Shakespeare being replaced by P. Diddy, lectures on the political implications...
No Tolerance for Human Nature
BOOKS[Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance-And Why They Fall, Amy Chua, Doubleday; 432 pages]No Tolerance for Human NatureBy John DerbyshireFOUR YEARS AGO, Amy Chua published a striking book entitled World on Fire in which she drew...
Overdue Good-Bye
PAKISTANI PRESIDENT Pervez Musharraf has ruined whatever credibility he may have had when he claimed to be a source of stability and reform in his country. Declaring a state of emergency on Nov. 3, effectively imposing martial law, Musharraf has arrested...
Smells like Team Spirit
Even in a superstar age, high-school football is still about community.EACH YEAR ROUGHLY 1.2 million boys play and 100,000 men coach high-school football. It's one of those social phenomena that is so big that nobody thinks much about it. Yet prep football-by...
Smells like Team Spirit: Even in a Superstar Age, High-School Football Is Still about Community
EACH YEAR ROUGHLY 1.2 million boys play and 100,000 men coach high-school football. It's one of those social phenomena that is so big that nobody thinks much about it. Yet prep football--by uneasily combining the norms of the middle of the last century,...
State Religion
[American idol]Democratism allows its acolytes to claim infallibility and purge heretics. How was Bush converted?FOR GENERATIONS many among our Western elites have disbelieved in a God who is Creator and Judge of mankind. And like the Israelites at the...
State Religion: Democratism Allows Its Acolytes to Claim Infallibility and Purge Heretics. How Was Bush Converted?
FOR GENERATIONS many among our Western elites have disbelieved in a God who is Creator and Judge of mankind. And like the Israelites at the foot of Sinai who created a golden calf to worship, modern man creates his own golden calves. Ideology is...
Take the Money and Run
FILM[No Country for Old Men]Take the Money and RunDEVELOPING VIDEO GAMES is consuming more and more of today's creative talent, with little benefit to show for it in the broader culture. Traditional art forms such as poetry, music, and painting tended...
The Lobby Strikes Back
[wait & mearsheimer's slingshot]The Lobby Strikes BackA new book riles the AIPAC crowd, but makes it to the bestseller list anyway.ONE PRISM through which to gauge the impact of John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt's The Israel Lobby and American Foreign...
The Truthiness Shall Set You Free
[I Am America (And So Can You!), Stephen Colbert, Grand Central, 240 pages]The Truthiness Shall Set You FreeBy A.G. GancarskiSTEPHEN COLBERT hosted, at least until the advent of the current Hollywood writers' strike, the popular and critically acclaimed...
Turning Blue
Can Democrats make the Senate filibuster proof?LAST YEAR, the Republicans barely lost control of the Senate. Come next November, the number of GOP senators might be knocked down to pre-1994 levels. If the prospect of Hillary Clinton in the White House...
Turning Blue: Can Democrats Make the Senate Filibuster Proof?
LAST YEAR, the Republicans barely lost control of the Senate. Come next November, the number of GOP senators might be knocked down to pre-1994 levels. If the prospect of Hillary Clinton in the White House doesn't frighten Republicans enough, they should...
With Friends like These
The Bush presidency has provided much to contemplate regarding presidential character and the pitfalls of cronyism. The course of Rudy Giuliani's campaign over the next several months should reveal what Republicans have learned. The character question...
With Friends like These
[GOP]The Bush presidency has provided much to contemplate regarding presidential character and the pitfalls of cronyism. The course of Rudy Giuliani's campaign over the next several months should reveal what Republicans have learned.The character question...
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