Ears are burning

No matter how good a job we do at this site, it’s unlikely we’ll live up to the praise so generously bestowed on us by D.R. Tucker in flagship conservative publication Human Events (“Right Angle“). Daniel McCarthy and commenters discuss this site at The American Conservative (“@TAC”). Among others from whom we’ve drawn notice in recent days: science writer Ken Silber’s Quicksilber, Dyspepsia Generation, and Kleinheider @ Nashville Post, as well as many blogrollers.

P.S. And now a link from Tyler Cowen, whose superlative Marginal Revolution is on the list of three or four blogs I would take to a desert island.

About Walter Olson

Fellow at a think tank in the Northeast specializing in law. Websites include overlawyered.com. Former columnist for Reason and Times Online (U.K.), contributor to National Review, etc.
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5 Responses to Ears are burning

  1. matoko_chan says:

    This Human Events?
    That is hardly a recommendation.
    Please explain, Fraa Walter, why the hardened skeptics among us upper right tailers should not reguard secular conservatism as a crude covert sheepskin designed to lure us hostile demographics (like teh youth and teh college-educated) back into the same old anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-citizen, anti-science fold?

  2. Red Phillips says:

    I wonder what the writer’s here have to say about my contention in the TAC thread that the idea of a secular right is virtually an oxymoron.

    Modern rationalistic secularism is clearly a product of the left. (Think of the origin of the terms left and right.) I really don’t think this is a disputable contention.

    I think someone can be a person of the right and have a secularist tic. I don’t deny that Derbyshire is generally a man of the right. But there can not be a secular right in mass, because the right opposes secularism almost by definition. There can not be a secularist right (or secular conservatism) in mass in America because America is a particularisticly Christian country and conservatives, if they are actually conservatives, should seek to conserve that particularity. Secularism is virtually the opposite of Christian particularity.

  3. I was linked here from The Intellectual Activist, by Robert Tracinski.
    He is also taken by your site, as am I.

  4. I think you will all find many, many secularists on the right, especially the libertarian wing.

  5. Red Phillips says:

    Well Mr. D’Anconia is libertarianism on the right? That is a relevant question. Some paleolibertarians seem to be men of the right, but modal libertarians sure don’t. But libertarianism per se is a rationalistic, individualistic expression of Enlightenment liberalism.

    Again, think of the origins of the terms left and right.

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