Freedom and Sadness

A tale of two conservative paths.


On a plane ride the other day I dipped into a collection of interviews with various conservative thinkers called Showdown With Evil: Our Struggle Against Tyranny and Terror, by Jamie Glazov. (Glazov recently interviewed me, but I’m not in the book.) Most of Glazov’s interviews focus on the War on Terror. (Here are some folks with nice things to say about the book.)

What struck me most about Showdown With Evil was the autobiographical angle, which the interviews nicely draw out. I was especially taken with the contrast between Andrew Klavan’s laugh-out-loud-funny and stunningly smart account of his path to conservatism, on the one hand, and Glazov’s own biography on the other.

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