The Conintern - Republican thought police. By Jacob Weisberg. From 1997. I read this, and I found myself inching a tiny bit closer to understanding what bothers me about the modern conservative movement. It's not the conservative part. It's the movement part. Ask yourself: Will Maureen Down by excommunicated from the "liberal movement" for this? Then ask yourself: Does such a "movement" even exist? If not, the other side will say, it's only because the "liberal movement" is now the corrupt liberal establishment. Well, if not buying that line makes me conservative with a small C, fine. Better than being a former Trotskyite whose simply changed his uniform.