Meyer and Buckley: Heroes or Has-Beens of the American Conservative Movement?

Two prominent intellectuals enabled the resurgence of American conservatism in the 20th century. But how relevant are their ideas today?

Much has been made of the remarkable shift in the American conservative movement in recent years. To the chagrin of many right-wing intellectuals and public figures, the tremendous optimism, commitment to traditional values, praise for smaller government, and support for free…