Tag Archives: Conservative Thought

Yelling STOP Never Did Work

The late William F. Buckley famously said that a conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling “Stop!” It’s just that he may not have meant that as a compliment, at least not entirely. Buckley may have been … Continue reading

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Squirming Conservatives

It’s been a long dry spell for Republicans. The first George Bush, in spite of his masterful handling of our first war with Saddam Hussein, couldn’t get himself reelected. We got eight years of Bill Clinton, and it spite of … Continue reading

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The Experience of Authority

“There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.” ~ Edward Abbey Yes, those of us who grew up back east took California entirely on faith. Pittsburgh was dreary and dark, and California … Continue reading

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Funeral Preparations

In late 1938 and into the early part of 1939, down the hill in Culver City, on the massive soundstages at MGM – now Sony-TriStar-Colombia – everyone was in Oz, except for those who were at Tara. The studio was … Continue reading

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On Stopping History

William F. Buckley once said that a conservative is “someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.” That was … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Cool

For those of us who grew up in the Ozzie and Harriet fifties and came of age in the long-hair stop-the-war counterculture late sixties, there was always the matter of cool. James Dean was cool, and then Peter Gunn was … Continue reading

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No Reason at All

People explain things to each other and it’s almost always useless. This was the week liberals explained to conservatives that George Zimmerman kind of lost it – he liked playing cop way too much and pursued an unarmed young fellow, … Continue reading

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