Today, this "National Conservatism" conference is just meeting of radical right grifters and wannabees, but when Trump gets re-elected, it will become the core of the redefined "conservative" movement in the US.
"Usually, intellectual movements precede the rise of political ones, but in this case, Trump’s camp followers are reverse-engineering an intellectual doctrine to match Trump’s basic instincts." History will not be kind to them.
‘Trump’s camp followers are reverse engineering an intellectual doctrine to fit Trump’s instincts...’ — worth your time dispatch from ⁦⁩ at this week’s National Conservatism Conference
This conference sounds like a pretty convincing declaration of intellectual bankruptcy. Kudos to for attending so the rest of us didn't have to
If this account is accurate then the speakers at this conference are piss-poor intellectuals.
Tucker in '24? Oh my. : "The idea of Carlson 2024 is already picking up steam on the right. Carlson’s own coy disavowal on the podium was hardly a denial."
There is another incoherence in the nationalist worldview. If you applied the view below to Muslim countries, you'd have to make a major allowance for Islamist parties, yet many nationalists have been vehement supporters of Arab secular autocracy
National Conservatism: Retrofitting Trump’s GOP with a Veneer of Ideas | by Jacob Heilbrunn | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
National Conservatism: Retrofitting Trump’s GOP with a Veneer of Ideas | by ⁦