Reactionary Radicals

Going live on Monday:, a new group blog centered around Bill Kauffman's great new book Look Homeward, America: In Search of Reactionary Radicals and Front-Porch Anarchists. Bill himself, plus Jesse Walker, Clark Stooksbury, John Zmirak, Jeremy Beer (co-editor of American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia), myself, and several other cantankerous conservatives and localist libertarians will be taking part. I suspect the URL will quickly be banned from computers at most military installations and congressional offices. It's just not safe.

The issue of The American Conservative that we sent to press yesterday is well-timed to coincide with the blog launch. It includes a review by Rod Dreher of Look Homeward, America; Jesse Walker on the new James Bovard book, Attention Deficit Democracy; and a great piece by John Zmirak recalling the days when the Right had principled discussions between libertarians and conservatives (not just various factions of Republican opportunists) and making the case for Wilhelm Ropke as the paradigmatic conservative-libertarian thinker of the 20th century. There's more great stuff in the issue too, of course, including a cover piece on Darfur by Justin Raimondo. (Don't forget to donate to's fundraising drive, by the way.)

Meanwhile, the issue of TAC still on stands now includes an article on Daniel Patrick Moynihan adapted from Look Homeward, America, and Clark Stooksbury's review of Harvey Mansfield's Manliness. We're not only talking about Reactionary Radicals here, but prolific ones, too.


One thought on “Reactionary Radicals

  1. Dave Lull May 13, 2006 / 7:24 pm

    Bill and Jeremy Beer started posting yesterday morning.

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