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How Conservatives Can Defeat Liberalism

Chip. Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 3:08 AM
Better for the dregs of society to rise to the top by cutting down their betters, and dominate a poorer society, than stay at the bottom of a richer society. It is simply an understanding that the only ticket to realize their ambitions is to utterly destroy their betters, partly driven by real or imagined historical grievances. Society can corrupt a person, that is true. And that is what they know and is their truth. But once they are all that is left at the top, they'll change their ways and become conservatives.

Two weeks after the election, conservatives are still asking why Mitt Romney lost. That, however, is the wrong first question argues Charles R. Kesler in his new book "I am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism." We cannot fully understand Romney's defeat, implies Kelser, until we first understand why conservatives have lost the majority of policy battles over the past 100 years. Despite having won their share of Presidential elections, conservatives have not slowed the advance of the welfare state.

Political pundits have blamed Romney's defeat on everything from Hurricane Sandy to inept get-out-the vote efforts, but...