Shall conservatives adopt Alinskyite methods?

A reader praises Sarah Palin’s call for Rahm Emanuel to be fired for his “f**king retarded” comment. He describes her action as an effective application of Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, namely “use your enemy’s rules against him,” and chastises “old right” conservatives for not getting it. In reply, I argue that conservatism is not going to advance itself by adopting Communist-style methods of lying and intimidation.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 11, 2010 10:22 AM | Send

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