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by The American Ideas Institute
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The American Conservative is the monthly magazine for everyone who enjoys a lively, critical, and intelligent conservatism-a voice that puts ideas over ideology. It features incisive coverage of foreign policy, economics, politics, books, culture, and philosophy from such writers as Andrew Bacevich, Peter Hitchens, Pat Buchanan, Rod Dreher, and Daniel Larison.

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  • Publisher: The American Ideas Institute (November 11, 2013)
  • Issues: 6 issues / year
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078NP9SU
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Conservatism: The Real Thing March 19, 2012
The American Conservative is the only print publication I've subscribed to in the past 7-8 years. It's a nice reminder that conservatism isn't supposed to be an amalgam of juvenile jingoism, Democrat bashing (as if our opponents were "the Democrats," as opposed to the entire American political class), and vulgar speech and behavior for the sake of being politically incorrect. The magazine has published scholars of very high caliber, on a range of topics of interest to all Americans. Its greatest contribution has been its promotion of a peaceful, noninterventionist foreign policy, the only position that makes sense for a conservative.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars print subscriber now kindle subscriber March 19, 2012
By Marty
It was glad to see that The American Conservative has added a kindle edition. I am a charter subscriber to the print edition and have never been disappointed . TAC presents conservatism in a unique ,traditional form, without party or ideology driving the editorial team.

The format in kindle edition is laid out nicely making it easy to scan articles for reading.

Thanks TAC for producing a kindle version.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent, Conservative, and a Needed Voice March 19, 2012
_The American Conservative_ is, hands down, the most insightful publication in the right-of-center political-publishing world, if not in all of political publishing. This is, perhaps, because ultimately it's not primarily a magazine about politics, but a magazine about ideas. _TAC_ offers commentary, especially on its fantastic Website, on real-time issues, but its monthly publication is far more thoughtful, concerned less with ideology and instant gratification, and more with opening the minds of its readers. Any conservative magazine willing to take on Thatcher mythology _and_ to extol the traditionalist virtues of Prince Charles in the selfsame Anglo-oriented edition -- the same issue wherein Bill Kauffman reminds us that no high-school-basketball taunt is as effective as "We Celebrate Christmas!" -- is worth the time, and subscription money, of any conservative, moderate, liberal, or radical interested in gaining new perspective, plunging intellectual depths not often explored in magazines, and being reminded of what right-wing strains actually constitute conservatism -- and which don't.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a very necessary magazine March 19, 2012
By nglaer
TAC was started when virtually every voice on the American Right was braying for a war in Iraq. It stood alone in those days, trying to remind readers that there were other conservative traditions besides the bombs away neocon one then sweeping the country. It lost that battle, but in retrospect it was right. Now, as the same thing seems to be happening with regards to Iran, its voice is more important than ever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for conservatives. March 19, 2012
My personal views are all over the spectrum however time and time again I find myself intrigued by and agreeing with the authors in The American Conservative. No issue is sacred and all options on an issue are considered. Read, enjoy and become a little more rounded.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still a necessary voice, whatever C. Adkins may say March 19, 2012
It is unfortunate that C. Adkins, whoever he might be, could not deign to quote any examples of TAC's alleged "anti-Semitism". The fact is, of course, that over the years just about every ethnicity has been represented among TAC's contributors. Some of its toughest analyses of Israel have come from Jewish writers (are they "anti-Semites" too?). Never has any author in TAC's pages - of whom, yes, I am proud to be one - preached any form of racial hatred.

"Diversity" is a buzz-word now effectively devoid of meaning. But real diversity, as distinct from what Big Business's and Big Government's diversity-police want to impose, can be found in every TAC issue. In this American election year, the necessity for something like TAC (which repeatedly brings discussions back to first principles, not to talking-head slogans) is greater than ever. In addition, TAC's more general coverage of cultural issues represents something which newspapers and most other magazines do less and less adequately.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brave, smart commentary March 19, 2012
I've been reading and contributing to the magazine for several years. It helps to recall the dark days after 9/11 when dissent over the direction of our foreign policy and counter-terrorism measures at home was stifled within the conservative movement, when our so-called "Realists" were marginalized and the Republican Party demanded pure fealty to the idea of preventative war as a solution to the global terrorist threat. TAC was born amidst this, a brave seedling that became a strong organic opposition to the hegemony. And thanks to the wisdom of its publisher and editors, it remains strong to this day, serving as a counterpoint to reactionary Republicanism, the continuing neoconservative foreign policy agenda in Washington and to tired, hackneyed rightwing dogma overall. A new breed and very much welcome on the political landscape today!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The American Conservative and Its Critics March 19, 2012
This monthly deserves high praise for daring to take positions outside the ambits of tolerated discussion as laid down by FOX, NYT, MSNBC, and WSJ. The unsubstantiated attack on the publication as anti-Semitic is unsubstantiated and downright slanderous. I trust no one will take Adkins's bile seriously.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Diverse and Well-Written
Though I am a long way from agreeing with every piece that appears in The American Conservative, it is first-rate. The opinions are diverse, and the editing is top-flight. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Warren Miller
4.0 out of 5 stars Two Authors Make the Magazine
I get The American Conservative primarily for two authors: William S. Lind, one of the developers of 4th Generational Warfare, and Philip Giraldi, ex-CIA officer. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Michael L. Breslin
5.0 out of 5 stars new subscriber
Have only received the first issue just recently and I am reading the magazine cover to cover. I am very pleased so far, probably because the writers agree with me.
Published 7 months ago by Roger F. West
4.0 out of 5 stars Thank you all 3 of the one star reviewers
It was the 3 one star reviewers of this magazine who convinced me to subscribe. I was looking for an conservative publication that was not anti-intellectual and was not afraid to... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Honest Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars A hidden gem
This is a truly magnificent thing: a current affairs magazine that makes me feel proud to be American. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Avery Morrow
4.0 out of 5 stars Different from what you read elsewhere
I find this interesting -- it's certainly not the standard republican line. Much less enthusiasm for military spending and adventures, but also a well-developed skepticism... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Islanders
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Magazine in Excellent Kindle Format
"The American Conservative" is not your usual right-of-center magazine. The team behind it often looks askew at the Republicans instead of serving as mere cheerleaders. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Kevin M. Derby
1.0 out of 5 stars Not a Conservative Magazine
I was an original subscriber to Amcon back when Pat and Taki started it up. It offered an alternative to the progressive establishment Republican line that had taken over the... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Steven Larsen
5.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly enjoyable read
Well written articles, thoughtful and informative. As someone who leans liberal yet makes an effort to understand all differing sides of an issue without the 'inflammatory... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Thomas A. Ertman
5.0 out of 5 stars The Last Bastion of QUALITY Conservative Journalism?
There is more than enough journalist ineptitude to go around these days- conservative and liberal alike. Read more
Published on August 9, 2012 by Mr. Markster
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