Magazine article The Spectator

Different Conclusions

Magazine article The Spectator

Different Conclusions

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From Sebastian Calvo Sir: Reading Christopher Caldwell's analysis of the recent American elections ('We have lost the war', 11 November) makes me wonder what exactly remains of The Spectator's old conservative voice. Is there no other conclusion from these elections than a wide repudiation of the war itself? Many more Democrats than Republicans voted on Tuesday, and yet constitutional amendments barring same-sex marriages passed in five of six states (Arizona already has a law making them illegal), and affirmative action was struck down in liberal Michigan. Republicans stayed home as a protest against President Bush's proposed amnesty for illegal aliens and his exorbitant domestic spending. They will now get both.

Conservatives (non-neocons) feel betrayed by an administration they argue has abandoned traditional values in favour of equivocation in the face of multiculturalist encroachments across civil society, an increasing abdication of sovereignty to organisations espousing extraterritorial jurisdiction, and yes, foreign adventure. …

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