In the lead up to the US elections Dennis Phillips comments on the content and contradictions of modern American conservatism, in the Australian Review of Public Affairs.
Mitt Romney’s mid-August choice of 42-year-old Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate guaranteed American voters their clearest ideological choice in a presidential election in 48 years. Not since Lyndon Baines Johnson defeated arch-conservative Barry Goldwater in 1964 has the US electorate been asked to choose between two more dramatically different political philosophies. Let us hope the voters choose wisely …
Read more in the Australian Review of Public Affairs (489).