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. 24, December 17

After Annapolis
Most everyone knows the rough contours of a viable settlement: a Palestinian state east of Israel's 1967 borders and in Gaza, with some one-for-one territorial swaps and resolution of the Palestinian refugee issue that does not involve them overwhelming...
After Annapolis
[PEACE]Most everyone knows the rough contours of a viable settlement: a Palestinian state east of Israel's 1967 borders and in Gaza, with some one-for-one territorial swaps and resolution of the Palestinian refugee issue that does not involve them overwhelming...
Are We There Yet?
IN THE MONTHS SINCE the widely reported testimony of Gen. David Petraeus and Amb. Ryan Crocker in September, security conditions in Iraq appear to have improved, especially in the neighborhoods of Baghdad and in the western province of Anbar. This...
Argue like It's 1991
The interventionist consensus breaks down, and an overdue debate begins.IT'S TOUGH TO BELIEVE in the context of today's imperial paralysis, but for a fleeting moment at the end of the Cold War, the foreign-policy community was so off balance that America...
Argue like It's 1991: The Interventionist Consensus Breaks Down, and an Overdue Debate Begins
IT'S TOUGH TO BELIEVE in the context of today's imperial paralysis, but for a fleeting moment at the end of the Cold War, the foreign-policy community was so off balance that America had a meaningful, wide-ranging debate about the ends of American...
Castro's Enabler
[cuba libre]It's Soviet sponsor long gone, Cuba is short on communists but stunted by poverty. Is it time to end the embargo?ON HAVANA'S MALECON, the seawall that parallels the shore, the waves roll in and hit the sudden obstacle, sending towering explosions...
Castro's Enabler: It's Soviet Sponsor Long Gone, Cuba Is Short on Communists but Stunted by Poverty. Is It Time to End the Embargo?
ON HAVANA'S MALECON, the seawall that parallels the shore, the waves roll in and hit the sudden obstacle, sending towering explosions of bright white spray far into the air, occasionally soaking the unwary pedestrian. Across the highway that follows...
Ends against the Middle
Are the Democrats really the party of the rich? Well, they certainly are the party of the plutocratic chatterers, from Robert Rubin to George Soros on the east coast, to David Geffen and the Googlers on the west coast. Meanwhile, in the heartland,...
Europe's Last Colony
Bosnians are allowed to vote, but not to govern themselves.LONDON-Liberal commentators in Europe are desperately worried about Burma They cannot bear the sight of a military junta using batons and worse to beat peaceful, saffron-clad monks and pro-democracy...
Europe's Last Colony: Bosnians Are Allowed to Vote, but Not to Govern Themselves
LONDON -- Liberal commentators in Europe are desperately worried about Burma. They cannot bear the sight of a military junta using batons and worse to beat peaceful, saffron-clad monks and pro-democracy protesters off the streets. They are also perturbed...
In Search of Anti-Semitism
[The Deadliest Lies: The Israel Lobbg and the Myth of Jewish Control, Abraham H. Foxman, Palgrave Macmillan, 256 pages] In Search of Anti-SemitismBy Michael C. DitchABRAHAM FOXMAN, the National Director of the Anti-Defamation League and one of Israel's...
Modern Classics
[The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Centurg, Alex Ross, Farrar, Straus S Giroux, 624 pages] Modern ClassicsBy R.J. StoveThe glamour of the anarchist and the mystery of the sphinx have begun to pall, and we are faced with the unenviable task...
Motorcycle Diaries
Learning to ride-and to fall-in 1950s California.THE FIFTIES were not a decade but a phenomenon that began shortly after the end of World War II and lasted at least until the early 1960s. Many of us reared in the era were indelibly stamped with its characteristics.That...
Motorcycle Diaries: Learning to Ride-And to Fall-In 1950s California
THE FIFTIES were not a decade but a phenomenon that began shortly after the end of World War II and lasted at least until the early 1960s. Many of us reared in the era were indelibly stamped with its characteristics. That is especially true for...
Robinson Jeffers: Peace Poet
A CELEBRATED American bard, hailed by the critics as the bright shining star of the "California poets," delivers the manuscript of his long awaited book, and his publisher--a major source of much of the nation's literary cachet--sends a note chirping...
Storming New Hampshire
[the union's leader]Candidates crowd the Granite State, hoping to win big in the nation's first primary.OUTSIDE THE RADISSON HOTEL in Manchester, a riot is breaking out Huge "Hillary" signs barricade half of Elm Street. High-pitched cheers pierce the...
Storming New Hampshire: Candidates Crowd the Granite State, Hoping to Win Big in the Nation's First Primary
OUTSIDE THE RADISSON HOTEL in Manchester, a riot is breaking out. Huge "Hillary" signs barricade half of Elm Street. High-pitched cheers pierce the cold New Hampshire air. Hailing from Mrs. Clinton's alma mater, Wellesley Students for Clinton had been...
Tell Me about Your Mother
[Margot at the Wedding] FEW FILMS have more precisely delineated why younger people loathe their Baby Boomer parents' experiments with sexual liberation than Noah Baumbach's painfully autobiographical comedy about his bohemian intellectual parents'...
The Greening of America
BOOKS [Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich, Robert Frank, Crown, 2007, 288 pages] The Greening of AmericaBy John ZmirakREADING ROBERT FRANK'S Richistan reminded this rent-control kid from Queens of his...
To Strike a Nation
"There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time," Governor Coolidge telegrammed AFL President Sam Gompers during the Boston police strike of 1919. The telegram elicited thunderous approval from Middle America and...

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