I love a good steak as much as the next meat-eating American, and as far as fossil fuels go I see the possibility of a grand bargain between right-leaning motorheads and left-leaning worryworts to use as much gas as fast as possible and bring on that peak oil crisis that will drive us all back to Regency-era modes of transportation and land stewardship.
That said, there’s another perspective on the bees, which I don’t want to say a whole lot about now but which resonates with the talk Roger Scruton gave at the Tocqueville Forum last week on conservatism as conservation. Losing the manatee, say, to world pollution might be sad and a knock to biodiversity besides, but these vanishing bees are both a vital resource and, in most cases, peoples’ property.
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?