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Conservatism Inc.

Author(s): James Kirkpatrick


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The Battle for the American Right

Conservatism Inc. is a compilation of first-rate journalistic pieces written in the heat of the moment by James Kirkpatrick, during one of the most intense periods of contemporary American politics — the events surrounding the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. But Conservatism Inc. is also a concerted critique of an entire political class from the ground up, with special regard for the failings and cowardice of contemporary American conservatism.

With all the uncompromising and fearless wit of a latter-day H. L. Mencken, Kirkpatrick cuts to the bone of contemporary events, exposing the essential and enduring questions lying beneath transient events. This book thus serves as a timely reminder of one of the watershed democratic moments of recent American history, a stinging survey of the sorry American political scene, and an admonitory revelation of what is fundamentally at stake in our current politics.

  • Reading Conservatism Inc.: The Battle for the American Right helps solidify our knowledge of the future. It transforms certainty of defeat into a commitment to victory, realizing that attempting a Buckleyite removal of that which offends others will not work, and that we have to steam straight ahead into battle knowing that it will polarize, divide, and perhaps shatter the United States. [...] A pleasant read, owing in part to its division into smaller pieces, it presents us with the type of certainty that comes from knowing what does not work, and why it was doomed, which allows us in turn to look toward the future as a place where actual conservatism can exist.
    Brett Stevens,
  • James Kirkpatrick, columnist for and The Social Contract Quarterly, spent years within a conservative movement that now has no place for him, but readers of his new book Conservatism Inc. will be the beneficiaries of their folly. No one knows that gutless, cowardly gang of careerists better than he does. [...] The pieces are short and punchy, ideal especially for younger readers getting up to speed on America’s current situation and the nationalist response.
    F. Roger Devlin, The Occidental ObserverThe Occidental Observer
  • I started reading Conservatism Inc. in the midst of the “Groyper Wars,” in which young men on the Dissident Right publicly confronted conservative figures such as Charlie Kirk, Ben Shapiro, Matt Walsh, and Dan Crenshaw — Conservative Inc. to a man — during their college speaking tours. Questions about race, immigration, and demographic change left these men sputtering about “racism” and “white nationalism,” and sounding just like the leftists they are supposedly fighting.
    Peter Bradley, American RenaissanceAmerican Renaissance
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Preface by Peter Brimelow

Introduction: Against Conservatism Inc.

1.1 [THINGS FALL APART] The Nature of Conservatism Inc.

1.2 Romney, the White Working Class, and the Limits of “Economism”

1.3 RIP Nelson Mandela and the Dream of a First-World South Africa

1.4 Tom Clancey’s American Dream

1.5 Defining American Down: Jose Antonio Vargas and the Latest Amnesty/Immigration Surge War

1.6 The Ferguson Riots: Par for the Course in the Black Community

1.7 Ferguson Fiasco Exposes Ruling Class’s Relentless Anti-White Agenda

1.8 Strong Tribe vs. Weak Nation: Rotherham Scandal Shows the Face of Political Correctness

1.9 Barbara Boxer: Case Study of Democratic Decline in Immigration Patriotism

1.10 Leftist Blogger Andrew Sullivan Calls It Quits. Those Who Come After Him Are Worse

1.11 Offended by America: Obama’s “Hodgepodge” Isn’t Even a Country

1.12 The Lessons of Charlie Hebdo: France, and the West, Must Choose Identity or Extinction

1.13 Arab Immigrants Aren’t Just Terrorists, They’re an Islamic Underclass

1.14 The “Great Replacement” Is Killing the EU: Long Live the Europe of Nations

1.15 UnElecting a People: Amnesty Is the Ultimate Form of “Voter Suppression”

1.16 White Anti-Racists Attacked by Minorities: Survivors Won’t Learn, and for the Dead It’s Too Late

1.17 Cuckservative Logic: Mitt Romney’s Frame of Defeat

2.1 [SIGNS OF LIFE] Sen. Jeff Sessions Winning Fight to Make GOP a “National Conservative” Party

2.2 Why I Supported Scottish Independence: Any Devolution Is Better than the Globalist Status Quo

2.3 Trump Announces Run for President, Slammed by ThinkProgress for Mentioning Immigration

2.4 America’s Jacobin Moment: Will It Inspire a Counter-Revolution?

2.5 We Are All Donald Trump Now: Left Moves to Ban Truth about Immigration

2.6 Viktor Orbán: Hungary for Hungarians, Europe for Europeans

2.7 Donald Trump: Last Chance for Conservatism

2.8 Trump Victorious as GOP Transformed into National Conservative Party

2.9 Trump’s Strategy: Confront Mainstream Media

2.10 Cuckservatives Call Retreat After Dallas Shooting. Will Trump?

2.11 Is Europe Burning? Events Propelling Trump into White House

2.12 Trump Supporter Martyred: RIP Thomas Shaw Jr.

2.13 The Night Trump Won

3.1 [THE CURRENT YEAR(S)] Nixonism Is Not Enough: Trump Must Attack

3.2 The Empire Strikes Back: The Main Stream Media’s Plan to Recapture the Narrative

3.3 Automation + Immigration = White Identitarianism

3.4 Why It Makes Sense for Donald Trump to Reconcile Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay

3.5 The Moral of New Orleans: Americans Can’t Live With These People

3.6 Treason to What?

3.7 “DIE!” The Unlimited Radicalism of Antifa

3.8 Katie Hopkins and Katie McHugh: Fired by Media for Telling Truth About Islam

3.9 Kevin Williamson Firing

3.10 “If You Fight Your Enemies, They Win”: Why Conservatism Inc. Won’t Defend Free Speech

3.11 Rynaism is Dead. Has It Killed Trumpism?

Postscript: National Conservatism After Trump

Afterword by John Derbyshire


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