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Tory or not to Tory

Henry Olsen makes a critical point regarding Sam Tanenhaus'The Death of Conservatism and the advice he so willingly gives us conservatives: "Sam's prescription falls short because it adopts a politics fit for English political soil and tries to implant it into America's fertile plains. As such, it is doomed to fail, and indeed it has already failed when adopted by American politicians in the past." Do read the whole, short, thing.  You might also want to contemplate Charles Kesler's latest essay in the CRB, "The Conservative Challenge," now available on line.  The beat of Kesler's mind on this matter is better than any other I have read.  His way both reminds us of the source of our political character, while allowing us to make sense of these brisk and giddy-paced times.

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