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templar

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I say I'm a right-leaning libertarian because my ideal politicians' ideas are found in the Ron Paul campaign.  I want a magazine to subscribe to that is generally of this perspective, or maybe that of a Pat Buchanan or a Mark Sanford.  Any suggestions?

I was pretty happy with the generally small government paleo-conservatism given me by TAC (The American Conservative), given that they supported States' Rights on the drug war as near as I could tell in a recent article on the subject.. 

I guess you could say pro-life libertarian.  Any magazines out there that match this description that you guys can suggest? I ask because I heard that TAC was about to go under, so I might be in need of a new magazine in the event that this happens.  If the magazine is not pro-life, its probably still OK as long as they keep the subject strictly off the table.

I thought I heard that that group Young Americans For Liberty or something was starting a publication.. which sounds interesting, but I think I'd be more interested in a publication that wasn't geared particularly towards young people.  I might just join YAL so I can get their publication with my membership...but I welcome suggestions...thanks.

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Re: Current Events Magazines for a youthful right-leaning libertarian?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 07:45:35 am »

http://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/

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For three decades, the Institute’s flagship monthly, Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, edited by classicist Thomas Fleming, has defended Western Christian civilization. A magazine without peer, Chronicles aims to influence the influential. Nearly a third of its readers hold advanced degrees and include novelists, filmmakers, university professors, teachers, homeschooling mothers, captains of industry, government researchers, journalists, bishops, priests, and politicians. Former presidential candidate Patrick J. Buchanan called Chronicles “the toughest, best-written, and most insightful journal in America.” One venture capitalist described Chronicles as more useful in predicting social and cultural trends than all investment newsletters combined, and a best-selling thriller writer calls Chronicles “the magazine I read first.” In March 2000, the Chicago Tribune declared, “There are few magazines as cerebral as Chronicles.”

While most opinion magazines grow stale once the candidates or policies they have backed fade away, Chronicles speaks to our time and to future generations. By examining current events from the perspectives of history, theology, literature, and philosophy, Chronicles provides a timeless magazine, the arguments in which are made with clarity, grace, and wit. In several areas of critical importance to the United States and to Western civilization, Chronicles claims unrivaled prescience:

Confronting Islam

More than two years before the attacks of September 11, Chronicles published a warning. “Islam and the West,” laid bare the history, growth, and geopolitical aims of Islam. Since then, Chronicles has covered this conflict, exposing the alarming number and motives of Islamic schools in America’s heartland, the naiveté with which Americans accept Islamic proselytizing, and the grave security risk posed by our porous borders.

Immigration and Citizenship

Americans are reconsidering their enthusiasm for unfettered immigration, particularly in light of recent threats to national security. As one Chronicles editor quipped, “If an unwed Mexican mother can make it across our Texas border, what is to stop an Islamic terrorist?” Yet few politicians criticize America’s liberal immigration laws. Two decades ago, Professor Clyde Wilson of the University of South Carolina wrote in Chronicles, “Our present manner of universalizing citizenship, though regarded by nearly everyone as eternal and sacrosanct, is nothing of the kind. Citizenship, until very recently, has always been understood in historic and inherited terms.” Since then, Chronicles has brought reason and sanity to the immigration debate, exploring the issue where it matters most: the effect of immigration on the character of a nation. Far from calling for a ban on immigration, Chronicles has argued that a nation should be guided by its own interests when conferring citizenship. Of immigration concerns, Forbes editor Peter Brimelow said, “Chronicles editors can fairly say: you read it here first.”

A Foreign Policy in the American Interest

Chronicles holds that a truly conservative foreign policy is rooted in the belief that the people of the United States are citizens of a republic, not subjects of an empire. Further, such a policy would reflect the convictions of George Washington, who rejected “permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations and passionate attachments for others,” declaring that “in place of them just and amicable feelings toward all should be cultivated.” As it examines the foreign-policy landscape, from the “War on Terror,” to the war in Iraq, to the conflict in Israel-Palestine, to relations with the European Union, Chronicles begins by asking, “What is the American interest?” While the dominant foreign-policy model in Washington is imperial (on the right and the left), Chronicles remains true to its Midwestern roots and the vision of the American Founders.

Regional and Local Autonomy

The New World Order, the European Union, multinational trade agreements, and the United Nations may dominate headlines, but Chronicles has made local sovereignty and political, cultural, and economic autonomy its central themes. While the mainstream American press ignores political devolution, Chronicles spotlights independence movements around the globe, and Chronicles’ “Correspondence” section celebrates the distinct cultures and customs of the various regions of our Republic.

Lessons From the Balkans

Before deploying troops to the Balkans in November 1995, President Bill Clinton stated, “Our Joint Chiefs of Staff have concluded that this mission should—and will—take about one year.” With no end in sight, it is still doubtful that most Americans could locate Bosnia on a map. Since a decade before Mr. Clinton’s assertion, however, Chronicles has explored the tragedy in the Balkans in depth, giving it the honest coverage it warrants. Chronicles has revealed Muslim atrocities and Islamic links to organized crime, explained the influence of militant Islam in the region, and courageously questioned a foreign policy that has Christian American servicemen defending Islam’s foray into Europe. Moreover, Chronicles has applied the lessons of the breakup of Yugoslavia to the political and cultural problems facing America today.

The Sanctity of Life, Marriage, and Family

Today, the Jacobin state has replaced the traditional Christian sacraments with celebrations of divorce, murder of the unborn, and suicide. In misunderstanding or altogether denying man’s relationship with God, the modern world has embraced the horrors of cloning, contraception, and eugenics. Chronicles stands as a sign of contradiction to these trends, defending the permanence of marriage, the autonomy of the family, and the sanctity of human life.

Recapturing Education

Chronicles regularly takes on the academy, breaking such stories as the acceptance of plagiarism at American universities and dishonest attacks on Thomas Jefferson. While many call for federally enforced national educational standards, Chronicles sees homeschooling and small, independent schools and colleges as the answer to America’s central question: Will the people of the United States remain part of Western, Christian civilization? For three decades, Chronicles has defended the classical curriculum that produced the Founders of the American Republic and formed the minds and souls of the American people.
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Re: Current Events Magazines for a youthful right-leaning libertarian?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2009, 07:26:39 am »

* Doesn't sound like Chronicles gets to the heart of the truth.
* British, American and Israeli intelligence etc have manipulated Islam the way they've manipulated most everyone else.
* The British ruling class learned long ago that to become or remain dominant it works great to divide the common people against each other. So, when Britain ruled India they promoted the most extreme Muslim and Hindu religions and printed Bibles for the extremists, which resulted in India splitting up into 2 countries in the 1940s, the Hindu and Muslim portions. The ruling class pigs have used similar tactics in getting Israel established at about the same time and in promoting extremist Israelis and extremist Muslims in the Middle East. The "terrorists" are creations of the ruling class. The ruling class is the main group of terrorists.
* They've been doing similar things in the U.S. for a hundred years or more, via newspapers, magazines, radio and tv news shows, the education system, political campaigns etc. They divide the people into "leftists" and "rightists" by making each group fear the other.
* They manipulate Christian religions in the U.S. as much as they do Muslims. The "Fundamentalists" and "Charismatics" are largely under the control of the British Anglican Church. British Israelism nonsense, which claims that the British royalty is descended from Jesus and that they are thus the rightful rulers of the planet, is taught alongside the End of the World, Tribulation, Armageddon lies, all gross mistranslations of the actual Bible.

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