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 today as they were decades ago when first shared. [Quotes…

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.”

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 to refrain from hurting others, we have no obligation to…