The Wanderer Looks At “GOP And Man at Yale”

A friend brings to my notice this piece (originally from the Wanderer) which comments on my “GOP and Man at Yale” article from a few months back. It’s a fair piece, but it misses an important point: the difference between talk-radio conservatism and the political philosophies of a Kirk or a Weaver is not just a difference in intellectual rigor; on substantive questions of war and foreign policy (and much more as well) the popularized conservatism of today stands for something contrary to the thinking of the traditionalist Right’s founding fathers.

I don’t begrudge anyone who listens to Rush Limbaugh or Michael Savage for the entertainment or trivia value of their programs. But someone who looks to them for sound counsel on questions of war, ethics, or political philosophy is making a serious mistake.


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