"National conservatism" is un-American. The USA was founded on the Enlightenment principle of the social contract, not the empowerment through government of a race, religion, or culture.
This is the piece you've been waiting for, skewering the new "conservative nationalism." "Its animating principle is contempt for the actually existing United States of America, and the nation it proposes is not ours."
Right-wing nationalism's denialism of the true character of the United States is the crux of its disloyal contempt for the United States of America, says
This piece on the unpatriotism of Trumpian nationalism is 🔥🔥🔥
The molten core of right-wing nationalism is the furious denial of America’s unalterably multiracial, multicultural national character, says
Couched in Trumpian vulgarities or professorial prose, reactionary nationalism is seditious, anti-patriotic loathing of America hiding behind a flag — our flag, writes
This is really excellent
This ⁦⁩ column is dead on. The right/ left split is not really about policy. It’s about a view of the world. When the country becomes more diverse, white ppl fear something has been taken from them. via
on s #NationalConservative conference: "an abortive monstrosity, neither conservative nor national" with "roaring silence around our Trumpian reality the conference’s most consistent and telling theme."
Niskanen's casts hellfire on the move towards #nationalconservatism in the GOP. "Whether couched in vulgarities or professorial prose, reactionary nationalism is seditious, anti-patriotic loathing of America hiding behind a flag — our flag"
Terrific piece on "Trumpist ethno-nationalism" by - given US history, this ideology requires extraordinary myth making powers
The nationalist’s nostalgic whitewashed fantasy vision of American national identity cannot be restored, because it never existed, argues
America will either be a nation of and for all races, or it will not be a nation at all.
"Reactionary nationalism is seditious, anti-patriotic loathing of America hiding behind a flag — our flag. We won’t allow it, because we know how to build a nation." Best column ever?
Great work from - "To reject pluralism and liberalizing progress is to reject the United States of America as it is, to heap contempt upon American heroes who shed blood and tears fighting for the liberty and equality of their compatriots.
“Its animating principle is contempt for the actually existing United States of America, and the nation it proposes is not ours” ⁦
"Whether couched in vulgarities or professorial prose, reactionary nationalism is seditious, anti-patriotic loathing of America hiding behind a flag — our flag." -
In which calls reactionary nationalists traitors peddling an "abortive monstrosity"
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"Trumpist ethnonationalism opened a new chapter, a new variation on the primal American theme & its outcome will again define us. It’s our story, we write it — w/our bodies, our money, our voices, our votes. We must never lose the thread." —
Good Lord, I wish I had written this. Spectacular, clear, concise, devastating bullseye. Well done, Conservatives Are Hiding Their ‘Loathing’ Behind Our Flag
Excellent piece that underlines exactly why it’s so poisonous to given even a milliliter of credence to the idea that white, conservative, rural/suburban America is more “real” than other kinds of America.
The piece in question ...
The latest column from had me cheering out loud. "Conservative nationalism" is an ugly, anti-American monstrosity.
What has been most consistent is know-nothing all-out war on science, journalism, teaching, medicine, law and every other fact-wielding profession, including the intel/military officers and FBI.
" ... 'national conservatism' is an abortive monstrosity, neither conservative nor national. Its animating principle is contempt for the actually existing United States of America, and the nation it proposes is not ours."
. on the National Conservatism Conference: "National conservatism is an abortive monstrosity, neither conservative nor national."
The molten core of right-wing nationalism is the furious denial of America’s unalterably multiracial, multicultural national character. This denialism is the crux of the new nationalism’s disloyal contempt for the United States of America.
Conservatives Are Hiding Their ‘Loathing’ Behind Our Flag
I sorely wish my piece on Friday hadn't become even more relevant after the weekend.
Seeking cohesion would be a good conservative project. But those seeking a 'National Conservative' movement are too angry at the actual US to want to conserve it, too committed to economic and other forces that tear us apart to be coherent.
“The molten core of right-wing nationalism is the furious denial of America’s unalterably multiracial, multicultural national character. “