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Round Up the Usual Right-wing Suspects
Marc Thiessen’s gaining of a Washington Post column demonstrates how Movement Conservatism has destroyed real conservatism.
Andrew Sullivan is enraged, and rightfully so, at the Washington Post’s hiring of Marc Thiessen, Dick Cheney’s former speechwriter, as an op-ed writer at the Washington Post.
My initial instinct was to say that that’s what youÂ get in the United States, where “conservative intellectual” is an oxymoron.Â But that’s not quite accurate.Â To be sure, major media outlets have slobbered all over themselves getting former Bushies to “write” or “opine” for them.Â Former Bush bloviator Michael Gerson also writes for the Post; Dan Senor and Dana Perino work for Fox (of course); Liz Cheney regularly pops up on ABC.Â Whenever JohnÂ Yoo or John Bolton want to spew out the view from Bizarro world, they get some very precious newspaper real estate.Â The list goes on.
TheÂ real shame here is that there are actually lots of smart conservatives who would do a much better job than the Bush crowd.Â I can find two just in my own building: my colleagues Eugene Volokh and Steve Bainbridge.Â Mark’s friend Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr.Â Mickey Kaus.Â Somehow I think Richard Posner would have little trouble churning out a weekly column.Â Orin Kerr.Â I could name another 10 with no trouble at all.
Why don’t any of them have a column?
One obvious reason is that newspaper editors are lazy and not very bright: they round up the usual suspects.
But perhaps more importantly, it reflects what the Conservative Movement is all about.Â The Movement does not want the best thinkers and writers to write good articles: it wants people to rehash the approved talking points.Â And all of the people I just mentioned will not do that.Â So while they are not personae non grata in the Movement, they aren’t the people who work at the highest levels of the Movement.Â Those are former Bush apparatchiks.Â And apparently, the Movement has been able to work the refs in the media for so long that they are the ones who get to make the choices.
That is quite an indictment of the news media, which doesn’t even pretend to try to have the best writing anymore.Â But it also demonstrates how Movement Conservatism has destroyed real conservatism.Â Over the long run, that’s not good for this country.
Author: Jonathan Zasloff
Jonathan Zasloff teaches Torts, Land Use, Environmental Law, Comparative Urban Planning Law, Legal History, and Public Policy Clinic - Land Use, the Environment and Local Government. He grew up and still lives in the San Fernando Valley, about which he remains immensely proud (to the mystification of his friends and colleagues). After graduating from Yale Law School, and while clerking for a federal appeals court judge in Boston, he decided to return to Los Angeles shortly after the January 1994 Northridge earthquake, reasoning that he would gladly risk tremors in order to avoid the average New England wind chill temperature of negative 55 degrees.
Professor Zasloff has a keen interest in world politics; he holds a PhD in the history of American foreign policy from Harvard and an M.Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University. Much of his recent work concerns the influence of lawyers and legalism in US external relations, and has published articles on these subjects in the New York University Law Review and the Yale Law Journal. More generally, his recent interests focus on the response of public institutions to social problems, and the role of ideology in framing policy responses.
Professor Zasloff has long been active in state and local politics and policy. He recently co-authored an article discussing the relationship of Proposition 13 (California's landmark tax limitation initiative) and school finance reform, and served for several years as a senior policy advisor to the Speaker of California Assembly. His practice background reflects these interests: for two years, he represented welfare recipients attempting to obtain child care benefits and microbusinesses in low income areas. He then practiced for two more years at one of Los Angeles' leading public interest environmental and land use firms, challenging poorly planned development and working to expand the network of the city's urban park system. He currently serves as a member of the boards of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (a state agency charged with purchasing and protecting open space), the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice (the leading legal service firm for low-income clients in east Los Angeles), and Friends of Israel's Environment. Professor Zasloff's other major activity consists in explaining the Triangle Offense to his very patient wife, Kathy.
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