One of my New Year’s resolutions is to be more responsive to my dedicated readers. You all make this activity worthwhile. Your comments, your praise, your criticism, and every response you send makes my writing better and tells me that I’m doing a service for those of us who see the threat of “conservatism” eating at everything decent in America.
So I want to know what you would like me to be writing about in this New Year—what you want me to look into, what you want me to opine about, what you want me to comment about.
Would you like me write more about the deviant psychology of “conservatives”? Would you like me to spend more time detailing the absolute intellectual bankruptcy of every “conservative idea”? Would you like me to write profiles of individual Republicans who are especially vile?
Or would you like something else altogether?
Let me know what you think in the comments, or email me directly at email@example.com.
I can’t promise to respond to every email (there are hundreds of you, after all—and I love you all!), but I will take every suggestion seriously.
So here’s to the New Year—and to all of you who make it worthwhile!
Thanks, Frederick. What I have in mind here is something like this. If you take a look at this webpage—https://kirkcenter.org/conservatism/ten-conservative-principles/—you'll see a list of ten "conservative principles" attributed to Russell Kirk, one of the primary architects of the attempt to construct a "conservative ideology" in the 1950s. Every single one of those principles is a perversion of an Enlightenment principle or a twisting of liberal virtue in an attempt to turn it into a "conservative" virtue.
I could start a series taking down each of these in turn. What do you think?
Thanks so much for your suggestions! I like especially the idea of following the psychological evolution (or rather devolution) of conservatism since the 1970s.
Do you have any examples of Republican policy achievements that I should look into?