In a new book of essays by Gore Vidal, Jay Parini describes old-fashioned conservatism succinctly.
"…Vidal is conservative in many respects,” writes Parini. “He stands behind
individual choice, the limitation of executive power, and preservation
of the environment. Like his grandfather, he dislikes the empire. … He
would return us, if possible, to the pure republicanism of early
From my favorite new columnist, Bill Kauffman, in The American Conservative (here) .
Isn’t this what most Americans hold true?