«Since then, while American conservatives have retained their passion for Big Ideas, their passion for the biggest idea of all--the Holy Grail that will refute liberalism--has waned.
Yet the Holy Grail has not been found. [...]
Indeed, the more a right-winger exalts one set of ideas, the more marginal he becomes; by contrast, the more foggy he remains about what the Holy Grail is, the more influence he can have. Thus, on the one extreme, the votaries of Ayn Rand refuse to talk to right-wingers who do not take Rand's works as gospel; somewhere in the middle, "Claremont conservatives" sometimes castigate those who do not share their enthusiasm for the Declaration of Independence, yet stop short of trying to expunge them from the movement; finally, intellectual omnivores such as Buckley never allow themselves to be identified with one conservative theorist or another. In the end, nearly all the competing schools of thought manage to co-operate.»
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