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A Split in the Right Wing

April 13, 2011 by

When the National Review crowd injected evangelical anticommunism into right-wing circles, the conservatives found themselves split into two broad camps. FULL ARTICLE by Jerome Tuccille


Beefcake the Mighty April 13, 2011 at 8:39 am

It’s worth noting that the current degradation of the American right has less in common with Buckley’s national security state vision, and more in common with various other movements typically associate with the left:


A Liberal in Lakeview April 13, 2011 at 10:18 am

“military isolationists”

That’s a brilliant term of which the meaning is so self-evident, esp. to anyone who understands its implications for the Democrats and the Republicans. Unfortunately, it’s not one in much use among rightwingers except, perhaps, when sneering at liberals, in the sense of laisse faire lunatics.

Tony Fernandez April 13, 2011 at 11:29 am

The Old Right really died out with the presidency of Eisenhower. Rothbard has pointed out how he basically stole the nomination from Taft and ushered in the war-mongering right that we have today.

Walt D. April 13, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Not everyone has a firm a grasp of political history as Thomas Woods and Lew Rockwell. Indeed, the 18 year old who votes for the first time in 2012 will probably only remember George Bush and Barack Obama. If you were born after 1960, it is doubtful that you would remember Jimmy Carter and gas lines. If you were born after 1980, you would probably not remember the Berlin Wall. Born after 1990, you would not remember the Gulf War.
The only real change I can see is the following.
It used to be:
Democrats – party of evil.
Republicans – party of stupid.
Democrats – party of evil and stupid.
Republicans – party of stupid and evil.
Both parties are fiscally irresponsible and interventionist abroad.
Many posts on this site try to draw a distinction between Republican (neo-con or CONO) and Democrat warmongering. However, I fail to see the distinction. Nothing has changed under Obama. Ron Paul and Pat Buchanan are very different Republicans – however, both strongly oppose interventionism.

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