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Ricochet: "Listing Conservative Braniacs"
| Peter Robinson
Posted on 09/28/2010 9:53:39 AM PDT by hillsdale1
By way of Twitter, this just in from Uncommon Knowledge viewer Travis Lindsay:
Peter, if you had to make a list of the top conservative intellectuals today who would make your list?
A lovely question. Weve come a long way since Lionel Trillings 1950 declaration that [i]n the United States at this time liberalism is not only the dominate but even the sole intellectual tradition. Our side has brilliant scholars, think tanks, intellectual ferment. Of any number who belong on this long list, three who come immediately to mind:
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Good list start...
I would add Robert P. George.
posted on 09/28/2010 9:58:35 AM PDT
Victor Davis Hanson
posted on 09/28/2010 10:04:36 AM PDT
by Psalm 73
("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
Way back when, liberalism meant a conservative/libertarian viewpoint on economics and government along the lines of John Locke and Adam Smith. We now call it “classical liberalism.”
posted on 09/28/2010 10:14:26 AM PDT
posted on 09/28/2010 10:18:04 AM PDT
The three they list are:
1. Historian....... Paul Rahe
2. Economist....... John Taylor
3. Classicist....... Victor Davis Hanson
posted on 09/28/2010 10:36:20 AM PDT
(Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
“Bran”iac? Are we listing cereal lovers here?
All right, I’ll behave.
posted on 09/28/2010 11:03:00 AM PDT
by Wiser now
(Happiness is not an absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.)
Don't forget Charles Murray.
I can't understand why Thomas Sowell's name hasn't already been mentioned, but it will.
Also, the Manhattan Institute has a lot of very intelligent and thoughtful analysts including: Nicole Gelinas
If they don’t have to be living I would say Russell Kirk.
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