BACK from Finland, the Zman is thinking about what a post-Buckleyite right should call itself, now that the alt-right seems to have crashed and burned. He wants a "dissident right" to represent a non-blank slate view of human nature and society.
Above all, for him, the right should not be a clean-up crew after the latest lefty eruption of radicalism as most right-wing movements of the last 200 years have been.
What we need to found ourselves upon is English biologist William Donald Hamilton rather than Nietzsche, he writes. Hamilton's signature achievement was to show the limits of "altruism" and actually found Darwin's notions in biology.
Whereas the traditional right assumes that "traditions, customs and institutions are the result of accumulated wisdom."
The dissident right, in contrast, thinks of traditions, customs and institutions as evolved solutions to human organization that are peculiar to a people, because of their peculiar evolutionary arc.
Weekly opeds starting in late 2003.
Blog and book. What should America be like in the life after liberalism when civil society replaces the administrative welfare state?
Blog and book. People get into the middle class with the cultural capital of religion, mutual aid, education, and law.
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What went wrong in the nightmare of the Great Depression? For ten long years, American was stuck on stupid.
We all know about TARP at $700 billion and change. But did you know that the total financial bailout of 2008, in spending and guarantees, amounted to over $20 trillion?