The summer issue of The American Conservative went to press yesterday, and it’s a doozy. To give readers maximum value over our break (it’ll be four weeks before the next issue rather than the usual two), we’ve made this one a special symposium issue asking contributors from across the political spectrum to tell us what they think “conservatism” and “liberalism” mean today and whether the Left / Right spectrum is still a useful construct.
Thirty contributors in all, with pieces ranging from 450 to 1100 words. Who’s in it? Andrew Bacevich, Jeremy Beer, Austin Bramwell, Patrick Buchanan, John Derbyshire, Ross Douthat, Rod Dreher, Mary Eberstadt, Nick Gillespie, Paul Gottfried, Jeffrey Hart, Nick von Hoffman, Michael Lind, John Lukacs, Scott McConnell, Heather Mac Donald, Kevin Phillips, James Pinkerton, Justin Raimondo, Lew Rockwell, Claes Ryn, Kirkpatrick Sale, Phyllis Schlafly, Fred Siegel, Taki Theodoracopulos, Philip Weiss, Chilton Williamson, Clyde Wilson, and John Zmirak. (Plus one more I’m having difficulty remembering off the top of my head.)
Postscript: James Kurth was the one I was forgetting.