What McGovern Wrought

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It would have required a lot of prescience to predict in 1965 that American politics, for so many decades based on economic divisions, would soon split over social issues and, especially, abortion. But not even a very prescient observer could have correctly predicted which party would take which side in the coming battles. On abortion, in particular, it looked obvious which way it would break … Continue Reading »

What McGovern Wrought

From the March 2008 Print Edition

Why the Democrats Are Blue: Secular Liberalism and the Decline of the People’s Party by Mark Stricherz Encounter, 315 pages, $29.95 It would have required a lot of prescience to predict in 1965 that American politics, for so many decades based on economic divisions, would soon split over . . . . Continue Reading »

Right Turn

From the August/September 1997 Print Edition

Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey by David Horowitz Free Press, 468 pages, $27.50 David Horowitz is the most prominent member of his generation to have made the political trek from left to right. He has become, no doubt because of his radical background, one of the right’s most effective . . . . Continue Reading »

The New Abortion Debate

From the April 1996 Print Edition

Over the last few months, certain intellectuals on both sides of the debate over abortion have publicly expressed newfound doubts about their side’s positions and tactics. Notable defenders of the abortion license, such as Naomi Wolf, have conceded that abortion is no ordinary surgical procedure . . . . Continue Reading »