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Alternatives? Pt 4

I’ve recently shared quotes/comments from the essay “The Essence of Conservatism,” by conservative icon Russell Kirk. There are a number of additional explanations for and about the foundations of the conservative personality worth considering. Current events make clear that Kirk’s understandings are still as valid

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Alternatives? Pt 3

Conservatism proper is a legitimate, probably necessary, and certainly widespread attitude of opposition to drastic change – F.A. Hayek, from his essay “Why I Am Not A Conservative.”

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Alternatives? Pt 2

Conservatives are too prone to engage in zero-sum thinking (either I keep my money or the government takes it). They fail to appreciate the possibility of positive sum solutions to social conflicts. Conservatives hold the laissez-faire ‘minimal-state’ view that, although we have a moral obligation