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Commentary, Policy, & Opinion Resources: On the Right

Academic Questions
The American Conservative
The American Spectator
The CATO Journal
CEI Planet
Christianity Today
Chronicles
City Journal
Claremont Review of Books
Commentary
Culture Wars
Eagle Forum Report
First Things
Forbes
Human Events
The Human Life Review
Humanitas
Imprimis
Intercollegiate Review
Journal of Markets & Morality
Modern Age
National Catholic Register
The National Interest
National Review
The New Atlantis
The New Criterion
New Oxford Review
Policy Review
Reason
Regulation
Society
The Wall Street Journal
The Washington Times
The Weekly Standard
World

Characteristics

  • The Right includes conservatives, reactionaries, capitalists, monarchists, nationalists and fascists
  • Human nature "given," constant, improvable but not perfectible
  • Preference for private, "mediating" institutions
  • Emphasis on custom, culture (individual as embedded in, shielded by, mediating bodies: family, church, union, profession)
  • Tend to natural law [Law as an act of reason]
  • Inclined to regulate economy through market choices Incline to decentralization
  • Emphasize liberty
  • Sympathetic to institutional religion
  • Tend toward "quietism," meliorism, incremental reform, willingness to tolerate
  • Preference for local, national