Tag Archives: Yuval Levin

VDH versus Yuval Levin

Victor Davis Hanson writes, And yet, warts and all, the Trump presidency on all fronts is all that now stands in the way of the completion of what was started in 2009. We are no longer in the late 1950s … Continue reading

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What happened to the center?

James A. Lindsay And Helen Pluckrose write, When polarization is deep, the large and only slightly differentiated middle that normally has nothing to do with anti-modern extremists is repeatedly forced to take sides against whichever is, from their perch, easier … Continue reading

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Yuval Levin on Concentration of Power

He wrote, causes for worry on this front are by no means limited to the presidential contenders. They are evident in our institutions, and not only those dominated by the Left. Indeed, the willful weakness of the Congress (which has … Continue reading

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What Will be the Significance of Mr. Trump?

I recommend reading these three pieces in their entirety. 1. Tyler Cowen wrote, I think his natural instinct will be to look for some quick symbolic victories to satisfy supporters, and then pursue mass popularity with a lot of government … Continue reading

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Methodological Individualism, Libertarianism, and Conservatism

The error at the heart of all libertarian thought is that the individual is the smallest and primary unit of society. The libertarian consistently frames social and moral imperatives in terms of individual needs and desires and freedoms. He posits … Continue reading

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Yuval Levin’s Forthcoming Book

It is called The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism. I just received an advance copy, and it went straight to the top of my queue. It is due out May 24, which means that … Continue reading

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