We should contemplate American socialism’s fate: it deepens individualism and statism, and is not the rival but the patsy of state capitalism.
Discussions & debates on the pressing issues of our current political scene.
Socialism cannot discover what freedom is and it cannot address the social question.
Sanders’ “democratic socialism” seems more like an attempt at realignment rather than a move toward revolution.
In the small but somewhat potent mix of bourgeois socialists, there is only room for the conservation and propagation of ideology.
Today’s “socialist” turn reflects a desperate desire to stop the clock—and a wounded recognition that the hands will keep on spinning.
Conservatives should focus on how Americans actually live today and what set of economic and political arrangements make the most sense today.
Conservatives needed to figure out what they are for before we can think of patching anything up.
Conservatives need not look any farther than their backyard for a common ground guarded by Russell Kirk, F. A. Hayek, Richard Weaver, and Milton Friedman.
Just because someone asserts that an approach is “conservative” doesn’t make it so, or make it it politically practical or responsive to our times.
A fairly coherent Right still exists in America—and it needs help, not a re-founding.
Compared to Europe, Canada and Australia the honest answer is “yes—but with good reason.”
It’s far from clear that plea bargains drive the U.S. incarceration rate.
Debates should continue about root causes, but attacking incarceration is not the right way forward.
We do imprison too many, and Latzer unduly minimizes the breathtaking severity of America’s criminal justice system.
The best way to explain why we incarcerate so much is to explore what would happen if we didn’t.
Our system has become utterly cavalier in its use of the criminal sanction.