Originally published in 1957, ‘Russell Kirk’s Concise Guide to Conservatism’ is finally being republished, and our current political debates would greatly benefit from this eloquent and brief explanation of principles.
There is nothing new under the sun, just different justifications for similar ideas. The Enlightenment had their own for racism, just as all ages have.
Jonah Goldberg is certainly not naive about the role religion plays in the ‘miracle’ of western classical liberalism. ‘Suicide of the West’ is best understood as an apologetic to non-conservatives.
James Madison is credited with debunking a prevailing suspicion that self-government was only possible on a smaller, state level.
American Greatness goes beyond normal establishment-bashing to claim the problem with conservatism is that there is nothing left in the status quo to be conserved.
In ‘Why Liberalism Failed,’ Patrick Deneen wonders if flawed notions behind the American founding are the reason the world is going to hell in a handbasket. But there are big problems with Deneen’s otherwise incisive critique.
Donald Trump gestured at something lacking in the two-party system of the past generation and, whether he meant to or not, began the shift to a new system of conservatism.
The basic stance of the Right and Left determines their government’s approach to the economy and the individual.
Distasteful as it might be, Americans of nearly identical economic, religious, and political beliefs lived in a Union where they could own another human in one state, and could not in another.
If it is accurate to call both conservative Paul Ryan and progressive Elizabeth Warren extremists, does that mean the right thing to do is to average out their ideological differences?
The contradiction between Superman’s words and actions in ‘All-Star Superman’ invites readers to consider the tension between relativism and protecting a community’s safety and happiness.
Today’s political debates veer between extremes of freedom and equality, ignoring that both ought to be subject to something better: our society’s pursuit of doing what’s right, together.
Our rights as Americans are considered unalienable only because they were inherent in the natural order of life established by the laws of nature and nature’s God.
Charles C.W. Cooke’s Conservatarian Manifesto illustrates the political and philosophical challenge for the future of fusionism.
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