There is plenty of bad news about Patrick J. Buchanan’s campaign for the Republican nomination for President in 1992, but the good news is that...

In spite of its admirable statements against quotas, the Bush administration still displays no consistent philosophy or clear voice on issues of race and civil...

There are now four living ex-Presidents of the United States, and four ex-Presidents’ wives. Never before in the country’s history have there been so many—as...

If we had an Index of Leading Cultural Indicators, the level to which our public culture has dropped might be charted by the fact that...

It all began following the nomination of Dan Quayle as George Bush’s running mate at the 1988 GOP convention. In the initial rivulet of news...

In 1955, when William F. Buckley, Jr. published the first issue of National Review, the conservatism that he and his journal represented stood, isolated and...

Street-Corner Conservative Right from the Beginning. by Patrick J. Buchanan. Little, Brown. 392 pp. $18.95. These memoirs by Patrick J. Buchanan—the pertinacious political commentator, syndicated columnist, and former resident...

In his contribution to a symposium on “The State of Conservatism” in the Spring 1986 issue of the Intercollegiate Review, the Old Right historian and...

The Vocation of Politics Nixon: The Education of a Politician 1913-1962. by Stephen E. Ambrose. Simon & Schuster. 732 pp. $22.95. During his 1962 bid for the California governorship,...

In common with any other ideological camp, conservatives quarrel among themselves, but it is only recently that their quarrels have begun attracting the attention of...

Last January, in an article in the New York Review of Books entitled “Neoconservative History,” Theodore Draper delivered himself of a fevered attack on four...

I Many decry the need for labels in political discourse, but the labels themselves remain useful, helping us to describe reality. For example, the distinction between...