Glenn Reynolds' interview with Camile Paglia is worth watching. There is an important point that is raised and lost -- Paglia is moving too fast to recognize it -- which is that a recovery of conservative ideas is necessarily tied to a new birth of conservative art. There is a huge tradition that she raises, from stained glass windows in cathedrals to the kind of soaring and spiritual music of bygone ages. We could still make this; we don't.
That's our fault, and it is where we need to focus our efforts if we are to persuade the culture to follow us. What people follow with their hearts is a vision of beauty. All the greatest beauty is on our side, but for some reason, we have forgotten how to make and to deploy it.