'Inverse Marxists,' Part II
pays homage to Irving Kristol and wonders when Republicans will start reengaging in public policy debates, as opposed to just opposing:
Without a substantive challenge, liberals grow smug and lazy. They overreach and overspend. Conservatives need to return to civic responsibility, not just to check their opponents, but to offer the country a valid alternative. They need some new neoconservatives. They need the old Irving Kristol.
But their inverse Marxism
won’t let them.Update
-- When it's all about winning arguments, elections and popularity contests, then backing Glenn Beck makes sense to some conservatives
. ... A near perfect example of Tanenhaus's descripiton of an inverse Marxist. Thank you, Jonah. ...