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June 07, 2022

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4 UCW JUNE 8 - 14, 2022 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM STAFF PUBLISHER Bill Bowman Bill@upandcomingweekly.com OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Paulette Naylor accounting@upandcomingweekly.com EDITOR Emily Sussman editor@upandcomingweekly.com ASSISTANT EDITOR Hannah Lee assistanteditor@upandcomingweekly. com PRODUCTION MANAGER/ GRAPHIC DESIGNER Dylan Hooker art@upandcomingweekly.com STAFF WRITER Alyson Hansen Ashley Shirley Cindy Whitt Jason Brady MARKETING ASSOCIATE Linda McAlister linda@upandcomingweekly.com DISTRIBUTION MANAGER/SALES ADMINISTRATOR Laurel Handforth laurel@upandcomingweekly.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Margaret Dickson, John Hood, Tyrone Williams, Kathleen Ramsey, Dr. Shanessa Fenner, Anthony Cameron, Cynthia Ross, Dan Debruler, Ben Sessoms COVER Design by Dylan Hooker and Isaiah Jones Photo of Morray by Chance Glover Photos of Amythyst Kiah and Jaki Shelton Green courtesy Cool Springs Downtown District. Up & Coming Weekly www.upandcomingweekly.com 208 Rowan St. P.O. Box 53461 Fayetteville, NC 28305 PHONE: 910-484-6200- FAX: 910-484-9218 Up & Coming Weekly is a "Quality of Life" publication with local features, news and information on what's happening in and around the Fayetteville/Cumberland County community. Up & Coming Weekly is published weekly on Wednesdays. Up & Coming Weekly welcomes manuscripts, photographs and artwork for publication consideration, but assumes no responsibility for them. We cannot accept responsibility for the return of unsolicited manuscripts or material. Opinions expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher. The publisher reserves the right to edit or reject copy submitted for publication. Up & Coming Weekly is free of charge and distributed at indoor and outdoor locations throughout Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Pope Army Airfield, Hope Mills and Spring Lake. Readers are limited to one copy per person. © 2020 by F&B Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction or use of editorial or advertisements without permission is strictly prohibited. Various ads with art graphics designed with elements from: vecteezy.com and freepik.com. PUBLISHER'S PEN 82 64 82 83 79 82 63 64 83 66 64 65 THU JUNE 09 FRI JUNE 10 SAT JUNE 11 SUN JUNE 12 MON JUNE 13 TUE JUNE 14 97 73 94 73 94 72 89 70 90 71 92 72 Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Thunderstorms Thunderstorms Scattered Thunderstorms Scattered Thunderstorms Association of Community Publishers Political conservatism, say its critics, is less a rational movement to shape the future than an irrational impulse to flee the present. Historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. famous- ly called it "the politics of nostalgia." In reality, the temptation to romanticize the past is evident across the ideologi- cal spectrum. Politicians, activists, and intellectuals often wax nostalgic about mid-century America, for example, but for widely divergent reasons. Conservatives like the period's low rates of crime and single parenthood. Progressives like its high rate of unionization. If Marty McFly floated by in his flux-ca- pacitated DeLorean and offered us a trip to the 1950s, however, few would take him up on it. We know we'd be poorer for it. We'd be giving up too much in the trade — from our daily conveniences, more comfortable homes and higher incomes to modern medicine and equality under the law. My fellow conservatives direct our gaze backward not to worship at the altar of some idealized past but instead to study and practice the lessons of history. We believe they reflect unalterable facts of human nature. "Modern formulations are necessary even in defense of very ancient truths," wrote William F. Buckley, one of the founders of modern American conser- vatism. "Not because of any alleged anach- ronism in the old ideas — the Beatitudes remain the essential statements of the Western code — but because the idiom of life is always changing." One historical subject it would profit everyone to know more about is the his- tory of American conservatism itself. As it happens, two insightful authors have given us new books on the subject. Mat- thew Continetti's "e Right: e Hundred Year War for American Conservatism" (Basic Books) describes the movement as a sprawling, intricately woven, but also somewhat-frayed tapestry of ideas, institu- tions and individuals. In M. Stanton Evans: "Conservative Wit, Apostle of Freedom" (Encounter Books), Steve Hayward offers a perfect companion piece: a loving and en- tertaining profile of an especially colorful thread in that tapestry, my longtime friend and mentor Stan Evans. Continetti, an American Enterprise Institute fellow and editor of the Washing- ton Free Beacon, begins his narrative of American conservatism in the Coolidge era of the 1920s and skillfully integrates the political, intellectual and social history of the ensuing decades. Among the strengths of the book are Continetti's careful study of documents, both published pieces and correspondence, and his accounts of the founding of key conservative institu- tions such as National Review and Young Americans for Freedom. As for Hayward, a resident scholar at the University of California at Berkeley and biographer of former president Ronald Reagan, his book properly places Stan Evans at the center of many consequen- tial events in the history of American conservatism, including the foundational moments I just mentioned. Named edi- tor of the Indianapolis News in 1960 (at 26, he was the youngest editor of a major American newspaper at the time), Evans went on to write a syndicated column and many books, become a national TV and radio commentator and train hundreds of budding journalists (including yours truly) as head of the Washington-based National Journalism Center. Local readers will particularly enjoy the books' North Carolina connections. For example, Continetti recounts U.S. Sen. Josiah Bailey's efforts to organize opposi- tion to the New Deal. While Bailey never achieved his dream of rolling back the fed- eral government's unconstitutional usur- pation of state and private responsibilities, his proposed alliance of Republicans and conservative Democrats did come to pass after the 1938 midterms, blocking some of Franklin Roosevelt's later and more- expansive programs. Two other North Carolinians, scholar Richard Weaver and politician Jesse Helms, get their due in the books. And Hayward reveals the key role that Stan Ev- ans played in Reagan's surprising victory over Gerald Ford in North Carolina's 1976 primary, which helped ensure he would be the GOP nominee for president four years later. In his conclusion, Continetti argues "the job of a conservative is to remem- ber." Quite right. And you'll find no better memory aids than his and Hayward's new books. A Conservative's job is to remember by JOHN HOOD JOHN HOOD, Board Member, John Locke Foundation. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomingweekly.com. 910-484-6200 Photo courtesy of Pexels.

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