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National Review Celebrates 50 Years

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Updated: Dec 06, 2005

National Review Celebrates 50 Years

December 6, 2005

Anyone in doubt about where good ideas are coming from should read the 50th anniversary issue of National Review.

In a section titled “How to Increase Liberty in America,” a number of conservative thinkers contribute thoughtful advice. The ideas and their authors follow: school choice (Clint Bolick). Giving parents the right to place their children in an environment where they can get a real education instead of the monopolistic public schools is fundamental to sustaining liberty.

A just censorship (Robert Bork). He argues that an increasingly brutalized culture cannot be free and those old standards that once shielded us from sex and gore (not all, but the bloody kind) should be reimposed. A national ID card (David Frum). The former bush speechwriter argues it would help fight terrorism and reduce the lines at airports. The fiscal constitution (Stephen Moore). We must get congressional spending under control.

There is much more, but if you read this 50th anniversary National Review you’ll be thrilled that it is we conservatives who have all the good ideas while the left has none. Now if we can only implement them.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.


National Review Celebrates 50 Years