In Crunchy Cons, conservative author Rod Dreher has opened a conversation that is well worth having. Dreher’s call for conservatives to get back to their cultural roots—a private virtue that is the foundation of public virtue—rather than focusing on mere fiscal or broad policy concerns, is a good one. But what, asks Douglas Wilson, would be the outcome of such a return? What would the implications be if society were governed according to such a worldview? In this brief review, Wilson examines the practical applications of Dreher’s theoretical proposals, and tries to push them into all the corners.
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