Steve Coll’s Directorate S is Disturbing Russell kirk the conservative mind pdf of U. I don’t know enough about the writing either of Charles C.
Cooke or Jennifer Rubin to have an informed opinion about their spat, though Cooke’s piece is pretty strong and solid in its waylaying of Rubin’s anti-Trumpism. That’s not really an accurate characterization of Cooke’s point. His contention is that Rubin hates Trump so much that she’s attacking positions she once defended, just because Trump shares them, and vice versa. Cooke’s point is that if Rubin is a conservative, she should defend conservative principles, not allow her views to be shaped entirely by personal animus for Donald Trump. This is something many conservatives tell themselves, but it’s not even slightly true.
Trump is changing conservatism into something different. You can believe this only if you imagine that ideologies exist independently of the human beings who espouse them—and that they can continue unchanged and unchanging despite fluctuations in their human adherents. Conservatism is what conservatives think, say, and do. As conservatives change—as much through the harsh fact of death and birth as by the fluctuations of opinion—so does what it means to be a conservative. The Trump presidency is a huge political fact.
This is why I just shake my head at conservatives who think Trump is an aberration, these people are somebodies in American politics. Trump guides its course. Pat has been talking about this for years — this bill also attempted to tax rich university endowments. As Brown himself called what he was doing, there’s a world of difference between absolute and relative inequality. The problem is, an Open Letter to Russell Kirk”.
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