Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The rise of the unmeltable ethnics
Michael Novak of First Things on his book of that title from 1972. Ties in with this posting earlier today. (And he is an ethnic Slovak.) Of course this comes so close to what I believe in but AFAIK Novak, like Reagan and his neocon fans, is still a statist and militarist. Besides being personally very likeable Reagan seemed very appealing indeed — though he was never really of the American Old Right he knew of it first-hand and thus knew how to speak its language (rather as he did in his speech for Barry Goldwater, who though far from perfect probably would have made a fine president).

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