“Last month the Edmund Burke Foundation (of which I am president) held its inaugural National Conservatism Conference. While we organizers agreed on certain core principles, such as banning those who define our nation in terms of race, we disagreed on much else, from industrial to foreign policy. Defining national conservatism will — like any serious political project — take time, study, and a great deal of constructive criticism. …”
Here are two of the core organizing principles of National Conservatism:
1.) Jews who are ardent Zionists will be the gatekeepers who will define American Nationalism or National Conservatism. This includes foreigners like Yoram Hazony who are on the payroll of Sheldon Adelson and who are big buddies with Netanyahu.
2.) The racists will be excluded.
There is room for disagreement on pretty much everything else from trade policy to foreign policy. This big tent includes John Bolton. It’s owned by Sheldon Adelson anyway, right? The mainstream Right will consist of nationalist Jews like Yazony and Brog arguing with neocon Jews like Bret Stephens.
“Lincoln’s example looms large as we face the greatest threats to our unity in decades. America is unraveling into an unhappy confederation of hostile tribes. Both the extreme Right and the woke Left are seeking to impose a neo-segregation that divides us by the color of our skin. Large regions of our country have fallen into economic despair. Unprecedented numbers of Americans are choosing to numb their pain through drugs or end their lives through overdose. …
For too long we conservatives have cited Friedrich Hayek and other proponents of laissez-faire to justify our inaction. We’d be wise to temper their theories with the wisdom of Hamilton, Lincoln, and others closer to home. Our American brothers and sisters are crying out to us. As their pain increases, so too should our impatience with any ideology that renders us too cold to listen or too impotent to act.”
Yes, the wisdom of Lincoln and Hamilton.
If you loved Rich Lowry’s previous book Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved The American Dream – And How We Can Do It Again, you will love his next one The Case For Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, and Free. “National Conservatism” is going to be totally different from mainstream conservatism and will correct all the mistakes of the past.