Avik Roy on the end of cultural conservatism as we once knew it
January 19, 2017
After World War II, Bill Buckley, Frank Meyer, and others assembled the “three-legged stool” of modern American conservatism: free markets, anti-communism, and cultural conservatism. It was a synthesis that elected Ronald Reagan and won the Cold War. But that synthesis is fraying, because cultural conservatism itself has diverging strains that came together in the 20th century, but are now going their separate ways. Cultural conservatism will look very different in 25 years than it did 25 years ago.