Sunday, October 4, 2009

National Affairs launched

In 1965 Irving Kristol and Daniel Bell founded The Public Interest, a higher brow public policy journal for the conservative American. In the 21st century, however, the magazine declined and finally stopped publishing in 2005. Fortunately, a successor has sprung up.

In 2008, Republican representatives in the House hailing from New England became extinct, and it's commonly thought that an intellectual revival would save the Republican party from being reduced to a Southern rump. But as this graph by Sean Trende shows, the GOP's decline is not just a recent (and therefore reversible) phenomenon:

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