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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - James Burnham
Roger Kimball, essayist, editor and publisher of the New Criterion, publisher of Encounter Books, and author of a number of highly regarded books, among them "Tenured Radicals," is in many ways a throwback to a time, not that long ago, when there were men of letters and the talk was of literature, life, manners, morals and values -- when it was widely understood not only that ideas have consequences, but that those ideas are shaped by immutable truths and values worth defending and preserving.
For many of us, it was a tale of two Bills. In the late 1960s, when I was hired by Bill Buckley to come to work for National Review, my first assignment was to do a cover profile of New York City Mayor John Lindsay. I was told to go talk to NR's publisher, Bill Rusher, who had intimate knowledge of New York politics.
"They love him, gentlemen, and they respect him, not only for himself, but for his character, for his integrity and his iron will, but they love him most for the enemies he has made."
"Today's conservatives resemble the exhumed figures of Pompeii, trapped in postures of frozen flight, clenched in the rigor mortis of a defunct ideology," Sam Tanenhaus writes in "The Death of Conservatism."
UPSTREAM: THE ASCENDANCE OF AMERICAN CONSERVATISM