On the Future of Conservatism

Himmelfarb, Gertrude. "On the Future of Conservatism." Commentary Magazine. February, 1997.


The November 1996 election and a number of other recent events have offered an opportunity for reassessment among conservatives. At issue is not only the meaning of the election results themselves but the present and future character of a movement which only two years ago seemed to some to be bringing about a “revolution” in American political life.