We Will Never Win the Culture War if We Give Them an Unimpeded Run of the Field

by Steve MacDonald

Empty football fieldJonah Goldberg provides a glimpse into one of the better reasons for perseverance at this often-thankless blogging hobby. It’s our frick’n culture too.

I’ve been arguing for 20 years that conservatives need to give up on the idea that we should set up a “parallel culture” for the simple reason that it’s our frick’n culture too. Ceding the commanding heights of our society — Hollywood, universities, journalism, etc. — to the Left is exactly what the Left wants us to do. But at least that argument was about tactics, not ideology. Now the new nationalists are taking this argument to its natural conclusion. And in the process, they’re shedding anything that can rightly be called conservative.  –Jonah Goldberg, G-File

Nature abhors a vacuum so if we don’t make a case for constitutional conservatism and conservatarianism in New Hampshire someone else might. And that might not be constitutional conservatism at all.

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