Conservative (TAC) is a
monthly (formerly biweekly) U.S. opinion
magazine founded in 2002 by Scott McConnell, Pat
Buchanan, and Taki
The magazine is edited by McConnell and
published by Ron Unz
represents a traditionalist
voice against the
dominance of what it sees as a neoconservative
media establishment. It also
has ties with paleolibertarians
although in 2005, TAC
has been critical
of libertarianism as it has been described by Robert Locke as 'the
Marxism of the Right' where it supports mass immigration,
degenerate practices and economic greed.In 2009 Reihan Salam
wrote that TAC
"gained a devoted following as a sharp critic
The magazine's editorial stance differs from most other "conservative
" and "neoconservative"
publications in its opposition to George
's interventionist foreign policy
as well as his immigration
also holds a decidedly more positive view of
Europe than, for example, The
, or The New
. Many of its positions resemble another paleoconservative
, which influenced
Buchanan; many writers contribute to both magazines.
endorsed no single candidate in the 2004 presidential
, but instead offered the conservative case for six
different choices. These included Buchanan for Bush, McConnell for
, Justin Raimondo
for Ralph Nader
, and Kara Hopkins for not voting, as
well as arguments for the Libertarian
magazine did the same thing for the 2008 presidential
In the midterm elections of 2006
urged its readers to vote for Democrats
saying, "It should surprise few readers that we think a vote that
is seen—in America and the world at large—as a decisive “No” vote
on the Bush presidency is the best outcome."
was named publisher in 2007
. Some paleoconservatives regard him as a proponent
of mass immigration.
In 2008 and 2009 the magazine started or began hosting several
blogs on its website: the group blogs @TAC
, Daniel Larison's blog Eunomia
McCarthy's Tory Anarchist
, and John Schwenkler and J.L.
Wall's Upturned Earth
In its April 20, 2009 issue TAC
announced that "[t]he
economic crisis is exacting a toll on the publishing world, and
The American Conservative
has not been spared" and that
without "a major new infusion of capital," it would print its final
edition on May 7, 2009. Subsequently, however, it was announced
that the magazine would continue to be published, but as a
- * "Death of Manufacturing", By Patrick J. Buchanan,
August 11, 2003.
- * "Whose War?", by Patrick J. Buchanan, March 24,
- * "Conservative Crack-Up" by W. James Antle III,
November 17, 2003.
- * "The Paleo Persuasion", by Samuel T. Francis, December 12, 2002.
- * "Big Brother Watches Britain", by Peter Hitchens, May 8, 2006.
- * "End of the Rainbow", by Roger D. McGrath,
December 19, 2005.
- * "Among the Neocons", by Scott McConnell, April 11,
- * "Americans First", by Steve Sailer, February 13, 2006.
- * "America the Abstraction", by J. P. Zmirak,
'January 13, 2003.
- * "The Islamic Way of War", by Andrew J. Bacevich, September 11, 2006.
- * "In Defense of Freedom" by Daniel McCarthy,
March 14, 2005.
- * "What is Left? What is Right? (Does it Matter?)", by various authors,
- * "Marxism of the Right" by Robert Locke, March
August 28, 2006.
Articles about The American Conservative