However one interprets the finer points of the 1984 election, it has left the Republican party in a kind of strange limbo—on the brink of,...

The Comeback Trail Exile: The Unquiet Oblivion of Richard Nixon. by Robert Sam Anson. Simon & Schuster. 360 pp. $17.95. Exile is an account of Richard Nixon’s life from...

Neoconservatism is a movement that, as far as most of its adherents are concerned, would rather not speak its name. If, by now, most neoconservatives...

Once upon a time American conservatism was something of an intellectual embarrassment. When Clinton Rossiter in the mid-1950’s dubbed it the “thankless persuasion,” he expressed...

What happened in last November’s congressional elections is what did not happen. An apt summary of the election results might read; no realignment, no repudiation. The...

Everyone says that it remains to be seen whether the 1980 election was a watershed in American politics. It also remains to be seen whether...

For perhaps the first time since Theodore Roosevelt, the Republican party has become the party of change. During the 1920’s, it was the party of...

New Political Thinkers The Neoconservatives: The Men Who are Changing America’s Politics. by Peter Steinfels. Simon & Schuster. 335 pp. $11.95. For over forty years now, America’s liberals and...

Against the Center Confessions of a Conservative. by Garry Wills. Doubleday. 231 pp. $10.00. Garry Wills has written so much of late and received so much approbation that he...

One of the most striking and important developments on the American Jewish scene in the twenty years immediately following World War II was the emergence...

The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America: Since 1945. by George H. Nash. Basic Books. 463 pp. $20.00. Up from Communism: Conservative Odysseys in American Intellectual History. by John P....

Like Franklin Roosevelt, Richard Nixon came to the Presidency in the midst of a national crisis which had seriously eroded the authority of the office,...