Issue #20, Spring 2011

Making History

The right has been relentless in explaining American history through a conservative prism.

Just as important is to tell Americans of a past that we need not repeat. We have failed to remind Americans of the disasters that conservatism has visited on American life. A radical idea underpins conservatism: to stand athwart history and yell “Stop!” And from race to foreign policy to the economy, conservatives have so frequently been on the wrong side of history—which is why they feverishly seek to revise it. Let’s hang those failures around their necks. If we don’t fight for history, progressivism itself will be history.


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Shira G:

Although I hold different political opinions to yours, you have put forth an important argument and produced a well-written piece that was a pleasure to read.

Jun 30, 2011, 1:31 PM

The size of government actually grew under Pres. Bush.

Jul 17, 2011, 8:43 PM

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