The conservative crack-up
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Notes on front endpapers: Kultursmog--Drinking, Swim team, Bork, Hayek, Albert Jay Nock, Richard Weaver, James Burnham, Whittaker Chambers, Russell Kirk, L. Brent Bozell, William Buckley, Malcolm Muggeridge, Henry Regnery, George Will, Charlie Peters, Michael Kinsley, National Review--fall of 1986, Philadelphia Society. Liberalism/conservatism are in a bad way. Politics of Left/Right bereft. Conservative Crack-up began with Bork nomination--July 1, 1987. November 4, 1986 Republicans lost control of Senate. November 12, 1986 Iran-Contra. Clarence Thomas. Bork=watershed--typifies battles conservatives losing to Liberals. Luigi Barzini--"The Italians." While politicians often appall Tyrell, mixed up in politics for over two decades--friends with three presidents, two vice-presidents, scores of lesser politicians. 1960s Olympic team--Al Somers. 1945--"The Road to Serfdom" by Friedrich Hayek. Albert Jay Nock. Richard Weaver. Career of James Burnham typical. Kultursmog--culture polluted by politics of infantile left, conjurings of mountebanks. Irving Kristol.