Sunday, September 10, 2006

The American Conservative

Among the reasons we at Albany Catholic like The American Conservative magazine are its commitment to its principles, regardless of who is in political office. Another is its willingness to listen to other voices, as evidenced by its most recent issue.
What is Left? What is Right? Does it Matter?

Since its inception, The American Conservative has been dealing with questions of what Right and Left mean in the modern context and to what extent the terms even apply anymore.

Commentary memorably took up similar issues in a 1976 symposium, and, 30 years later, in a time of renewed ideological flux, we think a reconsideration is in order. In the interest of hosting a lively discussion, we chose contributors from across the political spectrum and asked for their thoughts on the following questions:

1. Are the designations "liberal" and "conservative" still useful? Why or why not?

2. Does a binary Left/Right political spectrum describe the full range of ideological options? Is it still applicable?

The entire issue can be found here