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Sat Nov 4, 2017, 12:07 PM


When Conservatives Turned Into Radicals

Deep down all of us intuitively know what this article seeks to convey.. But still, it is refreshing to read it.

When ‘Conservatives’ Turned Into Radicals https://nyti.ms/2iOOACr

For centuries, conservative politics has considered itself a means of preserving something — a culture, a way of being, an imagined notion of what once was and should be again.


What my time at that student paper taught me is that conservatism has long had two faces — one for its ideological elites and another for its voters. Its intellectual class debates free markets and constitutional law, but the message for voters is consistently different, full of sinister socialist plots and black welfare recipients soaking up tax money


. At the conferences the Collegiate Network sent me to, no one was discussing tax policy or the nature of effective governance; they were debating whether Barack Obama was a “real” American and whether Sarah Palin could unseat him in 2012, based on pure and unfettered loathing. Nothing was being conserved

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