Bruce Walker reviews the rise of conservative, pro-America governments in Germany, France, and Canada (with a looming conservative change in Britain), and concludes that conservatism may be enjoying a global resurgence.
Public opinion in Germany, Canada, France and Britain show that pro-American conservative leaders are very popular. If conservatives can win in America in 2008, the unity of purpose among and philosophy the major western democracies may be greater than at any time since the end of the Second World War. It could, literally, be the opportunity of a lifetime.
Of course, Walker’s analysis ignores the recent leftward tilt in Australia. But events do seem to suggest a growing concern with the threats against anti-Western values among Western democracies.