The conservative elite chooses irrelevance

Nearly a hundred years ago, G.K. Chesterton wrote: The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of the Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected. One thing you have to give the conservatives at National Review: they know their Chesterton. ­­­As is widely known by now, the premiere voice of conservatism in America, National Review, recently published an issue dedicated to stopping Donald Trump in his quest for the presidency.  The issue contains an editor’s statement and a collection of Trump-bashing testimonials from 22 sober, distinguished conservatives.  Its objective is to take a Republican candidate who is leading in all the polls, who has held a string of massively popular rallies, whose proposals have both (a) inspired a wide swath of regular, often working class, often apolitical folk to unprecedented...(Read Full Post)