the New Pantagruel: Hymns in the Whorehouse: “But as we have seen rather pointedly by placing Kirk in contrast to the pre-war libertarian conservatives, there are several ways in which Kirk was actually quite close to the values and aspirations of common Americans untutored in political theory. Today’s traditionalist conservatives continue to be closer to average Americans on religious and moral matters — and on what we might call the “national questionâ€? — than are either libertarians or neoconservatives. Traditionalists can be understood as “un-Americanâ€? only when America is understood definitively as the abstract embodiment of liberal theory. A younger Samuel Huntington thought in such terms. Behold, with his latest book, Who Are We?, it would appear that Huntington has matured — into a traditionalist.”