forum established by B-and, more: many of us have been defending and advocating the political conservative movement in places elsewhere than FR, elsewhere than the conservative clique on the internet, in places where intelligent and thoughtful people who are independent, or libertarian, or merely centrist, or *gasp!* somewhat to the left of center.
I am one such conservatism-apologist.
Greek and Ironbear can attest to that fact.
I've actually managed to have some small effect, to induce some reexamination. among literate and intellectually honest moderates and leftists, of their beliefs.
And I have long defended political conservatism against the anti-science (and incipient theocracy) charge.
Now, this day, I must say that the way FR (and, all too much, the GOP) has been trending over the last year or so makes me feel like I have been made into a liar.
It is difficult, when made into a liar, to refrain from hating those who have turned your good works to evil and falsity.
I'm managing the trick, thus far, but it is definitely a strain.