The Party of Lincoln AND Calhoun? The Right and the Civil War

By |2019-05-29T14:10:55-05:00November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, Conservatism, Featured, History|

“When the intellectual authors of the modern right created its doctrines in the 1950s,” wrote Sam Tanenhaus in The New Republic, “they drew on nineteenth-century political thought, borrowing explicitly from the great apologists for slavery, above all, the intellectually fierce South Carolinian John C. Calhoun…. The party of Lincoln… has become the party of Calhoun.” [...]