Essay: Being Right in a Post-Postwar World

A specter is haunting conservatives -- the specter of the end of Communism. Our nightmare, our adversary, our dark doppelganger for the past 40 years seems to be fading away. From Stettin on the Baltic to Trieste on the Adriatic, an iron curtain is buckling. Will conservatism buckle with it?

This is a small matter next to the chance for peace on earth or a free Eurasia. But it's a matter of immediate practical import. In the past decade the conservative movement remade the face of American politics. Politics must change if conservatives do. And how can conservatives avoid changing once...

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