February 23, 2010

Exclusive: Glenn Beck: The Anti-Conservative
William R. Hawkins

I used to enjoy the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). I even met the woman I married at one, back when I was teaching economics and serving as the faculty advisor to a College Republican chapter. But this year’s meeting left me worried about the future of conservatism. With the popularity of the Obama administration plummeting, good prospects for conservative gains in both house of Congress in November, and the rising enthusiasm of the populist Tea Party movement, I should be feeling good about the Right, but I’m not.

My concern is with the intellectual content of what is taking place under the heading “conservatism.