Adam Bellow has published a major article in the July 7 issue of the Nation Review titled "Let Your Right Brain Run Free." It surveys the cultural landscape and seeks indications of a conservative counter-culture against suffocating and puritanical left-wing cultural dominance. He writes,
How do we fight back against this liberal establishment with its politically correct regime of thought control? There is only one way that I know of and that is by turning their weapons against them and channeling the spirit of the Sixties counterculture.
The original counterculture — that is, before it was hijacked and turned into a vehicle for progressive politics — was actually libertarian in spirit, and what made it work was its antic humor and its willingness to flout the sacred cows of the conservative establishment. From Mad magazine to George Carlin, no traditional object of piety went unscathed. Nothing like that has been seen in this country for decades, precisely because the culture is now dominated by sanctimonious liberals who have lost the capacity to laugh at themselves . . .
The new conservative counterculture is a rebellion from below and from without. Fueled by the rise of digital self-publishing technologies, it is a simultaneous revolt against the hierarchical control of mass media and the ideological narrowing of acceptable discourse.
Bellow is the editorial director of Broadside Books at HarperCollins and the publisher and CEO of Liberty Island Media.