Movement conservatism has defended and even advocated white supremacy everywhere in the world, Apartheid in South Africa and segregation and Jim Crow here in America, since its very beginnings.
And that most definitely includes the conservatism of the National Review since its earliest days.
And it showed in the positions taken by Barry Goldwater in the 1960 book, Conscience of a Conservative, ghostwritten for him by Brent Bozell.
The conservatives were, by personal and very public conviction, already pre-formed for a southern strategy long before the presidency of Richard Nixon, a man who was never a conservative.
Nowadays they have abandoned all that and, reduced to nearly complete racial cowardice by the contemporary power of the anti-white racist opposition, they barely dare to oppose affirmative action, the entering wedge of a liberal regime of outright racial quotas.
Nowadays, no one dares to consistently oppose the endless racket of liberal and further left racist views on whites, on white history, on American history, on the age of European exploration, imperialism, and colonialism, and on contemporary race relations in America and throughout the world.
And that bodes ill, though the actual supporters and bearers of this radical, anti-white racism are not very numerous among conservatives, far from a majority among the general population, and do not quite dominate elites anywhere in Europe, the Americas, or even Oceania.
You might not have thought so, given the weakness of affirmative action in the law and in the courts, and the possibility that a conservative majority on the Supremes might even exploit liberal dishonesty about equal protection to knock it down.
But it is entrenched dogma among liberals and still a crucial preliminary step toward a regime of frank quotas, at first allowed and later to be commanded by an absurd reading of the Civil War Amendments.