Thursday, August 03, 2006

American conservatives

Stuck in the 19th century recently but this article from the NY Times on a camp for young American conservatives is interesting. Australia lacks this social phenomenon I think (it is sought by those such as Jason Briant), but an examination of grass-roots conservatism sheds more light on how it functions than mulling over 'neo-liberalism' or micro-analysing John Howard's rhetoric yet again. The young conservatives' attitude to books is interesting; they want books to arm them to defend what they already know, rather like the Marxist left.


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