The Reactionary Tradition Out To Annihilate American Liberty
'A World After Liberalism' details the rise of a young right that finds reactionary ideas relevant and appealing.
But as Rose notes, a younger right is rising that finds reactionary ideas relevant and appealing: 'Republican politicians won't know them all…but their young aides will,' he writes. 'At conservative magazines, senior editors don't read them, but their junior staff do.' The ranks of the self-styled 'new nationalist conservatives' are filled with these reaction-curious types. They 'take as a premise,' Rose explains, 'that American conservatism as it had defined itself for generations is intellectually dead. Its defense of individual liberty, limited government, and free trade is today a symptom of political decadence.'