Wednesday, March 14, 2007

What Bush Hath Wrought

David Brooks says that the days of neoliberal are over. Today's democrats are increasingly suspicious of capitalism and US military intervention. The tone on the blogosphere is more reminiscent of 1968 than 1998.

On the other side, the republican party is fractured and increasingly dominated by populist and theocratic sentiments. The unity of social and economic conservatism that Reagan embodied was interred with his bones.

Even Tyler Cowen seems to be putting the liberal back into libertarian.


Anonymous said...

Where has the center gone?

Karl Smith said...

From where I stand its mostly gone left, though I imagine that in some parts of the country there has been a rightward shift, led by the Lou Dobbs faction.