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. 6, No. 11, June 4

Bear Baiting
Who lost Russia? This may be one of the questions of the decade if relations continue their downhill slide.Today, as Condoleeza Rice flies to Moscow for talks with President Putin, a Washington Times story, datelined Tiblisi, begins, "Emboldened by its...
Bushed Army
Our forces strain under a surge of new missions.COURTING THE SOLDIER vote during the 2000 presidential campaign, the candidate made this simple promise: "Help is on the way." Throughout the 1990s, Republicans had regularly lambasted the Clinton administration...
Deep Background
Former Central Intelligence Agency Director George Tenet continues to come under fire for profiting directly from the Iraq War, about which he now claims to have had misgivings. Tenet has reportedly received a $4-million advance from HarperCollins for...
Desert Wandering
[IRAQ]The cakewalk caucus was so preoccupied with the ideological dimensions of its grand design for Iraq that it didn't count the human cost. Apparently millions of Iraqis were supposed to wait patiently-jobless and homeless-while we built a democratic...
Divide & Rule
The Republican insiders' guide to ethnic manipulation.HIDDEN AWAY, secreted in the dusty stacks of the Machiavellian Library, is the definitive how-to guide, Winning Through Ethnic Manipulation. Observing the immigration and affirmativeaction policies...
Do You Know Where Your Parents Are?
[Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love, and Lose at Both, Laura Sessions Stepp, Riverhead, 304 pages]Do You Know Where Your Parents Are?By Cheryl MillerACCORDING TO HER CRITICS, Laura Sessions Stepp wants to lead young women back to Stepford....
Failing Public Schools Need a New Script
FILM[Chalk]Failing Public Schools Need a New ScriptBy Steve SailerALTHOUGH THE AVERAGE Studio film cost $100.3 million to make and market in 2006, "Chalk," a sympathetic mockumentary about high-school teachers by two teachers, demonstrates that competent,...
Forum
A REAL REAGANITEIn David Wiegel's article (May 7), John Hawkins-the founder of RightWing News and an adviser to GOP presidential candidate Duncan Hunter-is quoted as saying, "[Ron] Paul's our Dennis Kucinich. He's not a conservative. He's a libertarian....
Home of the Brave
To West Point for the funeral of Vietnam War hero Timothy J. Vogel, one of America's greatest warriors. But before I go on, a brief and nostalgic look at another war and its celluloid version. The film was "The Bridges of TokoRi," after the book by James...
Iran: Past the Paranoia
[myths unveiled]At once theocratic, secular, hostile, and modern, Iran is not America's natural enemy.THE STORY OF THE cardboard tanks was a haunting urban myth of 1930s Britain, often recalled by adults during my 1950s childhood. It concerned a middle-class...
Law Breaking
Untethered from tradition, ancient code becomes modern whim.WHAT IS A GOOD secular liberal to do when unliberal behavior challenges liberal legal principles? As a recent court decision in Germany shows, liberalism loses.A German court recently ruled...
Mondoweiss, Chapter One
Blogging about Israel and Jewish identity raises Observer hackles.A YEAR AND A HALF AGO, I resolved to become a blogger. As a lifelong writer, I had produced journalism through a host of technologies, from carbon copies on manual typewriters to e-mail,...
Not Your Parents' Protest Music
A new generation won't "shut up and sing."AT THE JAN. 27 antiwar demonstration on the National Mall, aging boomers decked themselves in tie-dye and painted peace signs on their faces. Once again they were standing up against an unpopular president and...
Ordered Liberty and the French Aristocrat
[Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life, Hugh Brogan, Yale University Press, 736 pages]Ordered Liberty and the French AristocratBy Bruee FrohnenTOCQUEVILLE'S POSTHUMOUS BOON -lus continuing relevance-is also his misfortune. He is known almost exclusively for...
The Giuliani-Driven Christians
Prioritizing foreign policy over cultural concerns, evangelicals testify for America's liberal mayor.SUPPORT FOR FORMER New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliaini among the Religious Right and particularly among evangelicals is a surprising development in...
The Rootless Global Market
[The Culture of the New Capitalism, Richard Sennett, Yale University Press, 224 pages]The Roofless Global MarketBy Arthur VersliisTHE MEANING OF WELL-WORN political terms is notoriously elastic, and the word "conservative" is a case in point If the George...
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