Conservatism

“Vermeule’s argument is primarily a question about what conservative political philosophy should look like”

"[Vermeule argues that] the Constitution’s most abstract language should be interpreted as affording the government almost entirely unconstrained power over its citizens, a sort of blank check for the exercise of political authority as the sovereign sees fit. But can that practice of interpretation be justified on theological grounds?" - John Ehrett

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“One of the most important philosophers of our day died last weekend, and almost no one noticed.”

"Conservatism, simply, is the philosophy that in every sphere of life there are transcendent and foundational principles of order to which society must conform in order to both survive and flourish. These transcendent principles, which manifest in fixed, natural laws, preserve culture from the chaos that necessarily ensues from non-foundational philosophies such as progressivism, individualism, democratism, and post-modernism." - Mark Snoeberger

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“The alt-right is not the future of the Right, but to make sure of it, we must push its hateful ideologies back in the dark corner where they belong.”

“Is this the sort of thing with which First Things, that highbrow ecumenical journal of religion in public life, wants its brand to be associated? Would the journal's late founder, Father Neuhaus, be proud?” - Madeline Fry

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"...we’ve been told that so-called fusionist conservatism—the synthesis of traditional Christianity and individual liberty—is dead."

"The contention at the heart of Ahmarism is that the government ought to impose a putatively Catholic conception of the common good unchecked by notions of individual liberty and so-called 'proceduralism' (which the rest of the planet calls “the rule of law”)." - The Imperialistic Sohrab Ahmari

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“Today, conservative forces concerned with freedom and virtue are pulling apart.”

"The catalyst is a sprawling coalition of self-described nationalists, Catholic integralists, protectionists, economic planners, and others who are increasingly rallying around something called “post-liberal” conservativism. By “liberal,” they don’t mean contemporary progressivism as represented by the Democratic party. No, they mean classical liberalism, the Enlightenment worldview held by the Founding Fathers." - Jonah Goldberg

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Liberalism: The Great Anti-Tradition

"The liberal person is an autonomous self whose ultimate goal is liberation from every idea and restraint except for the idea that restraint is unacceptable. Mitchell writes that the first stage of liberalism still relied on the Christian, traditional society in which it lived. But the second stage of liberalism, which he defines as beginning in the late 18th century, threw off even these restraints." - TAC

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