Scott Johnson discusses an article by Charles Kesler, editor of the Claremont Review of books. See links at the bottom of this post.
"If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it," Abraham Lincoln counseled in his great 1858 House Divided speech.
In Lincoln's spirit, Professor Charles Kesler situates the dire position of the conservative movement confronting Barack Obama. "In President Barack Obama, conservatives face the most formidable liberal politician in a generation, perhaps since John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson," writes Kesler:
Charles Kesler is of course the editor of the Claremont Review of Books (subscribe here) and professor of government at Claremont College. His brilliant essay "The conservative challenge" leads the new issue of the CRB and has been made available online at our request.