Articles by Matt McManus

Why Conservatism Can Never Be “Populist”

Conservative “populism” has never been about egalitarianism, but about mobilizing support for traditional hierarchies and giving those considered “worthy” a taste of status and power. A review of “I, The People The Rhetoric of Conservative Populism in the United States” by Paul Elliott Johnson.


Why Conservative Intellectuals Are Anti-Intellectual

The heart of the problem for conservatives is this: they fear too much intellectualism will lead people to question authority and hierarchy.


Taking White Supremacist Talking Points Mainstream

Popular conservative writer Douglas Murray is open about his ethnic chauvinism, and while he claims to offer common sense and reason, his work is riddled with errors and overflows with bigotry.


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