Ed Driscoll

NRO's J.G. On K.R.'s T.R. Worship

Jonah Goldberg writes”Enough with the TR worship!”:

There’s some good stuff in Karl Rove’s piece on TR, but this strikes me as good a moment as any to just say it: Enough with the TR worship! TR was a great man, an amazing man, an inspirational man. But he was no conservative in the sense conservatives should emulate today. As Rove notes, TR said “I like big things.” Well one of them was big government. He adored Bismarck’s Prussia (as did Wilson). He subscribed to modern Darwinian racism (as did Wilson). He was a Progressive in every sense of the word and his politics are of a piece of the Progressive era, an era