Is tradition anti-historical?

From Newsweek, a cover story on Barack Obama and race. Can identity politics save the Right? Fresh out of other options, the Republican Party's bid to regain power is likely to come in the form of a pander to "real Americans." How did conservatives overtake the American political scene? By stoking a rhetoric of resentful individualism—and playing the race card with a new finesse. Rethinking the Right: Why conservatives should embrace new ideas and local governance. Is tradition anti-historical? An excerpt from Josef Pieper’s Tradition: Concept and Claim. Shouldn't honoring your country be about serving your country? E.J. Dionne, Jr. on The New Patriots. Johannah Rodgers reviews Missy by Chris Hannan. A review of Trials of Reason: Plato and the Crafting of Philosophy by David Wolfsdorf. Still debating with Plato: Mathematicians debate whether mathematical truths are discovered or invented. Publishers battle to sign up Europe's sex sensation: Charlotte Roche's exploration of filth in all its meanings now tops Germany's literary charts. A review of Boxing: A Cultural History by Kasia Boddy. A review of Raymond Williams: A Warrior's Tale by Dai Smith. A review of Leisureville: Adventures in America's Retirement Utopias by Andrew D. Blechman. No place like home: What experts know about why home teams do better.