The "Dead Consensus"
June 6, 2019 1:58 PM Subscribe
US conservatives appear to be having an internecine philosophical debate started by this creepily named manifesto, summarized well in the NY Times here. In a nutshell, the pro-Trump pundits behind the manifesto reject the old Republican political alliance which was run by libertarian/pro-business/plutocratic types, and which relegated religious conservatives to back-bencher status. Instead, they favor a more explicitly reactionary conservative movement that denounces liberal values and emphasizes more communitarian social welfare (presumably for favored groups only) and the imposition of their moral vision on the nation, including via strong government action.
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