Another Saturday, and another post at McCain-Palin 2008, a blog with which I’m involved and that I want to promote. Here’s the start of this week’s post and, as always, if you like it, here’s the link to read the rest:
Joshua Muravchik, a self-admitted Red Diaper baby, is now one of the best thinkers and writers on the conservative side of the political spectrum. I first came across him several years ago when I read one of his articles in Commentary Magazine, a conservative political magazine with a Jewish orientation. I wrote him praising the article, and he was kind enough to write back.
Through our email exchanges, he ended up recommending that I read his book, Heaven on Earth : the Rise and Fall of Socialism, which was one of the most eye-opening books I’ve read in years. Muravchik goes back to socialism’s origins in 18th Century France and, in genuinely lively prose, examines all of the socialist experiments that have risen and failed — with most failures etched in blood and tears.
What Muravchik’s expertise means is that, when he speaks of the “Left,” he knows whereof he speaks. He does not use that term loosely, but gives it a very precise political meaning. All of which leads me to the subject of today’s post: Murvachik’s short, pointed article in this month’s Commentary Magazine describing in very careful detail Obama’s long history of Leftist associations and Leftist conduct.
The rest of that post is here.