Reflecting on “Suicide of the West” by Jonah Goldberg
Collin Brendemuehl: Jonah Goldberg’s work is useful. It’s a little short-sighted in its rejection of Burke. He paints a proper picture of the swamp. He understands the problem of Marx and Darwin in politics. And he clarifies the conservative principle well that economic class is mutable.
The Irish Abortion Referendum: The Fight To Save The 8th
On Friday, May 25th Ireland will vote on whether or not to remove the 8th amendment that bans abortion unless the woman’s life is threatened. John Gustavsson who is in Ireland canvassing for the pro-life cause gives an update.
Are We Witnessing Hollywood Conservative Streak in Avengers: Infinity War?
Collin Brendemuehl: In Avengers: Infinity War there is a subtext of honesty that conservatives should recognize and acknowledge. It’s something we’ve been looking forward to seeing for several decades. I dare say that this movie is making pro-life overtures.
Kevin Williamson: An Example of the Silencing of the Right
Shane Vander Hart: Kevin Williamson’s firing at The Atlantic is an example of the left silencing those with whom they disagree. If he is “too extreme,” what influential conservative voice out there do they believe isn’t?
Shane Vander Hart: Governor Matt Bevin (R-KY) gave an incredible response to the question of how one can value children’s lives and still oppose gun control. He discussed how gun violence is a cultural problem, not a gun problem.
David Lantz: For much of our history, character education taught what researcher Charles Murray calls America’s four founding virtues: Honesty, industriousness, marriage, and religion. Today, these founding virtues are being destroyed, leading to the unraveling of We the People.