Allen Kamp (John Marshall): A Study of Redstate/Bluestate Characteristics. From The Believer, the dropout in your in-box: The true story of how dudes with beards in their underwear actually altered the discourse of American politics. A review of Partisan Families by Alan S. Zuckerman, Josip Dasovic and Jennifer Fitzgerald. The bulldozer and the big tent: Is Todd Gitlin a “left conservative”? Scott McLemee interviews him for a podcast and considers some afterthoughts. From Policy Review, Peter Berkowitz reviews The Essential Russell Kirk: Selected Essays. A review of The Future of Conservatism: Conflict and Consensus in the Post-Reagan Era and Democratic Capitalism and its Discontents by Brian C. Anderson. Same Old Party: President Bush hasn’t strayed from the path of conservatism. On the contrary, he’s the very model of a modern movement conservative. Requiem for the Religious Right? How religious conservatives are facing the disintegration of their movement. Captives of the supply side: The economic far right, not social conservatives, call the shots in the Republican nominating process.