Counterculture rebels become the new oppressors.
In December I had a great discussion with my friend Mary Grabar about marijuana legalization, the role of government, and the counterculture. The debate, collected and republished at FrontPage, can be read here and here.
One of NRB’s friends, Donald Douglas who blogs at American Power, took note of the debate at the time and cautiously [...]
Yes, Calvin, Conservatism Shouldn’t Abandon Cultural Issues, It Should Just Be Smart about Pursuing Them
In reaction to my ongoing dialogue with Mary Grabar regarding drug legalization, conservatism and the counterculture, my NewsReal colleague Calvin Freiburger responded fairly to a poorly-worded statement of mine. Calvin highlighted these closing remarks for criticism:
A conservatism that can win is one which understands itself and defines itself as a political movement, not a cultural [...]
Read Mary Grabar’s and David Swindle’s debate on marijuana, conservatism, and counterculture here.
The difference of understandings between Mary Grabar and myself could not be more clear by her most recent response. The root of our disagreement is not on marijuana itself but on our different understandings of the nature of the Left.
But the counterculturalists [...]