"Dear sir, it is impossible for a liberal to be a moron!"
You disprove that position with every post.
For example, any idiot referring to the Middle East as "conservative" in any useful context can have nothing buit fertilizer between their ears. Oh, that explains it. And if you think "the circles of academia" are where non-morons congregate, your disconect from reality is truly amazing.
I'm not sure what the "nowledgeable" have to say, but if you want to know what the "knowledgable" have to say, pay more attention here. You're take is idiotic.
As for when conservatism ruled, try the late 19th century - the most prosperous period in US history.