I fell off the GOP bandwagon somewhere between 1994 and 1998. I recall being pleased at the Republican sweep of Congress in ’94 and irate at the Clinton impeachment. So, I’m not sure how much I have in common with the erstwhile Republicans who are re-examining the Republican relationship to conservatism now. But still, some of the questions they are asking now are questions I’ve asked myself — albeit without the sort of intellectual rigor that would lead me to even know about the existence of Russell Kirk and Austin Bramwell, cited by Mr. Wendling.
So, anyway, worth a read.