The Irony of an Anti-Liberal Republican Party: Synthesis of Republicanism and Conservatism, not Possible

U.S. conservative movement in its early history did not even like the Republican Party. “…if you read David Brooks’s columns, what he espouses could be called conservative but is certainly very different than what William F. Buckley has espoused. And Buckley has written that if the Republicans want to be a governing party they need Continue reading The Irony of an Anti-Liberal Republican Party: Synthesis of Republicanism and Conservatism, not Possible

Late to the party… | A Look at Hayward’s Review: The Liberal Republicanism of Gordon Wood

“Unlike today’s liberals who quote his magnum opus, Wood does not think that America can return to its republican roots. He may be crying over spilled milk, but he has the fortitude to admit it.” HAYWARD, THE LIBERAL REPUBLICANISM OF GORDON WOOD So must we have the fortitude to admit. According to Steven F. Hayward, we are Continue reading Late to the party… | A Look at Hayward’s Review: The Liberal Republicanism of Gordon Wood

Noam Chomsky on the Populist Groundswell and ‘Off The Spectrum’ Republican Party

Living outside of the Republican social media bubble? Take a look back at philosopher, historian and activist Noam Chomsky’s accurate warning of the success a crooked “charismatic figure,” appealing to particular sectors of society would have, while promising to cure society’s ills. Chomsky’s analysis of the Republican Party, before Mr. Trump even decided to run for Continue reading Noam Chomsky on the Populist Groundswell and ‘Off The Spectrum’ Republican Party

All Republicans Don’t Have To Be Conservative: Republican Political Tradition, Lincoln and Marx, and American Conservatives

Conservatism, or Republicanism Historian Andrew Roberts once suggested years ago in American Parties Need To Change Name, that the Americans can alleviate much confusion in their politics by changing the name of their political parties, and I would fully support that idea if both considered it. But as we will find, the claim to historical precedent Continue reading All Republicans Don’t Have To Be Conservative: Republican Political Tradition, Lincoln and Marx, and American Conservatives

Trump and Conservatives defend Shithole Remark on Haiti, Africa, and El Salvador

The American Right and GOP will suffer for defending it in the end. The Trump administration, political base, and Identitarian Nationalists are in agreement. The issue largely is with President Trump’s alleged comments, defended by his base, who did not stand beside Americans—Latinos, Haitians, and immigrants who found the comments highly ignorant, divisive, and deeply Continue reading Trump and Conservatives defend Shithole Remark on Haiti, Africa, and El Salvador