Sunday, January 30

"THE CRUX OF MODERN CONSERVATISM"

George Will, not a reluctant critic of the president's Middle East policies, writes glowingly, in this column (published in the New York Post), of President Bush, the grand themes of his Second Inaugural Address, and the president's determination to implement an ownership society; and, of George Bush's endorsement and enforcement of certain essential values -- the attitudes and aptitudes necessary for increased individual independence ... to combat the learned incompetence of persons who become comfortable with excessive dependence on and supervision by government.