Hell No, That’s Our Dough!
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On entitlements, the ball has hardly moved. My entire life I’ve been hearing about the entitlement crisis. (“We have a great opportunity now to take action now to avert a crisis in the Social Security system.”— Bill Clinton, 1998.) The question now isn’t whether someone is going to get hosed, but who, and how badly.
And our culture seems to have been trivialized. Consider that the sixth-most-watched video on YouTube has been viewed, as of press time, 469,375,087 times. The clip is about a minute long, which means humanity has poured about 7.8 million man-hours into watching a young British boy complain that “Charlie bit my finger!” (For comparison, constructing the Empire State Building required only a paltry 7 million man-hours.)
What are young conservatives to make of these problems? How should we begin to address them, and on what lines will the battle be drawn? We put these questions to a distinguished panel of young writers. Whether they’ve succeed in answering, you will have to judge for yourself.
At the very least, we hope this symposium will provide another armful of tinder for the fiery debates over entitlements, spending, and cultural erosion that will doubtless begin to burn in years to come, as Millennials begin to throw their political weight around.
Oh, and one more thing: Viva la revolución!
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?