Yoram Hazony argues in a piece for First Things that the solution to our political problems is the adoption of what he calls “conservative democracy.” This is a thought provoking piece, but one that falls apart in its core insistence on “nationalism.” We don’t need “conservative democracy.” We need a return to federalism. I discuss in detail in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.
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