[The European Conservative] Les Droites en Amérique

“Independence (Squire Jack Porter)” (1858), an oil on paperboard by Frank Blackwell Mayer, located in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. As a self-sufficient landholder and businessman, ​“Squire Jack” embodied an independent and enduring spirit that, by the 1850s, had become an American ideal, celebrated by painters and writers alike.

The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism. By Matthew Continetti. Basic Books; 496 pages; $18.99.

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Jorge González-Gallarza

Jorge González-Gallarza

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A writer in Paris, Jorge's work has featured in The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The American Conservative, The National Interest and elsewhere.