Will of the Ordinary Gentlemen makes some good points about contemporary conservatism:
More frequently, mainstream conservative outlets adopt a fairly uniform approach to some policy or another, the rest of us carp incessantly about what they’re missing, and life, as they say, goes on.
I think there is a lot more intellectual diversity on the Right than on the Left these days, but on the Left there is some rapport between mainstream political organs and the various ideological fringes. Whether political organizations are “dogmatic” or “open-minded” isn’t really the question. Every political organization has to have both a dogma and also institutional procedures for dogmatic change. The Left has that. The Right barely even has a dogma at this point. What they have is an emotion: resentment.