The Conservative movement
has an inspiring, compelling message for Jews living in the highly fractured post-modern world of the twenty-first century.
At the same time, though, the reader puts down this book with the sense that the conservative movement
actually draws strength from its quarrelsome tendencies, which inspire an intellectual dynamism that drives the movement forward.
I hope he will be converted to the founding principles and join us in strengthening the conservative movement
. But as conservatives, we must decide what we will conserve: the self-evident truths of the American Founding, or a moral relativism leading either to anarchy or despotism.
The conservative movement
's position has grown moldy with the corruption of the Bush administration.
My view has long been that the core mission of the conservative movement
is to protect the inherited culture and bolster the opportunity economy.
In similar fashion, the right-wing critics of the present conservative movement
criticize it for what they see as its ongoing capitulation to the left's values.
Of all the illusions Trump has dispelled, however, none is more significant than the illusion of the conservative movement
. Rather than being the dominant force in the Republican Party, conservatives, Trump revealed, are just another pressure group.
Already, there is a generational difference within the conservative movement
about issues involving the treatment and the rights of gays --and for many younger voters, these issues are a gateway into whether the Party is a place they want to be.
"basically excommunicated the John Birch Society from the conservative movement
, and then did the same thing to Ayn Rand and the Objectivists." But the power of publications like the National Review and the Weekly Standard has ebbed over the decades; the former certainly didn't stop Trump, (http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/01/inside-against-trump-issue-national-review-213556) despite their best efforts.
He recognizes the conservative movement
has lost its intellectual direction when "empty-headed teleprompter-readers, political neophytes, and media clowns such as Donald Trump" control conservative media and the "Right's political discourse." The once-conservative movement has evolved as a business and now a "racket for far too many people."
(2) Although these commentators speak at length about why conservatives and Republicans should dump Trump, they neglect to acknowledge that the conservative movement
's contempt for ideas and ideology over the past half century is what made Trump's ascension possible.
<![CDATA[ The Conservative movement
has reached a point of no return in the USA its members reject opportunities for deeper involvement and it is disappearing.