It’s undeniable: Around the world, nationalism is on the march, and the media and reigning political elites would have you believe this is a dangerous disaster in the making. So, why is Yoram Hazony, author of The Virtue of Nationalism, unafraid? Watch to understand
“Sir Roger Scruton, a formally trained political philosopher, talks about his life and the events he’s witnessed that led him to conservatism. He first embraced conservatism after witnessing the leftist student protests in France in May 1968. During the ensuing riots in Paris, more than three hundred people were injured. Scruton walked away from this event with a change in worldview and a strong leaning toward conservatism. Visits to communist- controlled Poland and Czechoslovakia in 1979 cemented his preference for conservatism and his distaste for the fraud of communism and socialism, initiating a desire to do something about it. From thereon he dedicated himself to helping organize underground seminars for the young people oppressed behind the iron curtain.
A few years ago I was talking with a Hollywood friend about guns. She was unhappy that I’m a gun owner.
Honest—unlike most lefties—my friend told me that the Second Amendment was “out of date and should no longer be valid.”
She wanted guns to be confiscated.
“Do you think the gangs in LA or NY or Chicago are going to give up their guns to the authorities?”
She shrugged and told me that gun confiscation “was the right thing to do regardless of how gangs react.”
I pondered the phrase “the right thing to do.” I hear it all the time from my Hollywood friends when they are discussing politics. Though never when discussing the movies they produce.
Those five words, within the context of our conversation, seemed positively suicidal.
The Wall Street Journal pointed out in this editorial that ObamaCare was
dismantling the individual insurance market, as its architects intended from the start … this month’s mass cancellation wave has been the President’s political goal since 2008. Liberals believe they must destroy the market in order to save it.
Conservatives should not, and must not, focus on the broken Obamacare website. The federal government will just keep throwing hundreds of millions of dollars at the problem, and sooner or later, it will function.
The website is only a symptom of the chaos Obama and the Democrats have deliberately sown.
Obama and the Democrats are perfect post-modernists: they believe that truth is relative. They believe that words can mean whatever they want them to mean. So Obama, a serial liar, is actually telling deeper truths that we, the great unwashed, are too stupid to comprehend.
Margaret Thatcher (1925 – 2013), one of Britain’s most consequential Prime Ministers, passed away yesterday. She took a bankrupt country, a country in the death grip of socialist policies, and restored the basics of free market capitalism, while bravely defying thuggish unions that had turned the streets of Great Britain into garbage dumps.
When looking back at the genius of Margaret Thatcher, Seraphic Secret is struck by her ability to articulate coherent Conservative ideas in a way that anyone can understand.
More than anything, we, American Conservatives, need such articulate political figures.