Courtly James Burnham, the oldest and wisest of the Buckleyites, could be heard muttering that a cause depending simultaneously on social conservatives and free-marketeers smacked of an "unprincipled coalition," which in Burnham's lexicon was the least promising form of political life. The fusionist movement relied from the outset on the force of moral commitment generated by religious conservatives, while neither of the other coalition partners, foreign policy hard-liners and free-market absolutists, were consistently adherent to traditional values. With a layered economy, built on the sedimentai foundation of successive booms in energy, telecommunications, and finance, with the spirit of the trailblazer and the grit of the cowboy, Colorado has shown early promise in its efforts to balance past and future, city and town, techie and farmer, and the varied interests of the whites and browns and blacks among its citizenry.
Goodbye to Most of That Neal B Freeman The American Spectator; Nov 2008; 41, 9; Docstoc pg. 22 Reproduced with
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