Reclaiming the Conservative Party

By |2013-12-19T21:19:12-05:00December 4th, 2012|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Conservatism, Politics, Republicans, Ronald Reagan|Tags: |

  I will admit, with only the slightest embarrassment, that the November elections depressed me mightily. As early as mid summer, I promised myself not to get worked up about the current state of politics. One candidate seemed frightful, and the other dreadfully dull. Neither vice presidential candidate did much for me, either, though [...]

A Choice Not An Echo

By |2015-08-15T16:36:29-05:00November 4th, 2012|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Conservatism, Russell Kirk|Tags: , |

One of the little known aspects of recent American history is that Russell Kirk served as one of Barry Goldwater’s most important intellectual advisors, 1959-1964. The two talked frequently, met frequently, and strategized frequently. In private and public, Goldwater acknowledged Kirk’s role a number of times. Only recently, however, did I discover that Kirk [...]

Pledged to Enforce the Constitution & Restore the Republic

By |2016-11-26T09:52:12-05:00October 28th, 2012|Categories: Politics, Quotation|Tags: |

Our tendency to concentrate power in the hands of a few men deeply concerns me. We can be conquered by bombs or by subversion; but we can also be conquered by neglect—by ignoring the Constitution and disregarding the principles of limited government. I am convinced that most Americans now want to reverse the trend. [...]