Sunday, January 15, 2012

Conservative ideology (in a progressive nation)

The Conservative Mind - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education:

Reactionary radicals. (via)

Typically, the conservative attempts to conserve, to hold on to the values of the existing society. But ... what if the existing society is inherently hostile to conservative beliefs? It is foolish for a conservative to attempt to conserve that culture. Rather, he must seek to undermine it, to thwart it, to destroy it at the root level. This means that the conservative must ... be philosophically conservative but temperamentally radical.

1 comment:

  1. That's a good quote.

    I think it's just sort of an accident of history that they are called conservatives.

    I guess it IS sort of conservative: I mean, the economics of it all is shockingly close to feudalism.

    So it's closer to pre-American beliefs. The tearing down of American values is fairly radical.


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