Conservatism

Edmund Burke Can Still Inspire the American Right

"Edmund Burke was someone who believed that 'he had a duty to the present and a duty to the future . . . a duty to liberty in policy and a duty to stability in polity.' A modern American conservative movement that embodied these axioms would surely be one less wracked by the internecine conflicts that bedevil it today." - Acton

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Conservatism and Its Current Discontents: A Survey and a Modest Proposal

"...instead of concentrating its fire solely on left-wing elites, as Reaganite, conservative populism had done, the Trumpist brand of populism did something more: It simultaneously assailed right-wing elites, including the Buckley-Reagan, fusionist conservative movement described earlier." - Acton

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Don’t Immanentize the Eschaton: Against Right-Wing Gnosticism

"Eric Voegelin’s warnings about the dangers of gnostic politics apply to the right as well as the left. Christians must make a clear and unequivocal distinction between the historic Christian faith and the misleading political religion that is more pervasive on the right than anyone seemed to realize." - Public Discourse

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A Conservative Case for Pro-Family Policy

"With a Biden administration and a Democrat–controlled Congress, conservatives will need to do plenty of yelling 'stop!' in the coming months....However, economic support for families is one area where social conservatives can and should find common ground with Democrats." - Public Discourse

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January 6, 2021: Lessons Learned?

Even at our best, we humans often botch the job of identifying what’s true and right. The important thing is to recognize what went wrong, learn the lessons, and aim to do better.

If I could gather every American who self-identifies as conservative and deliver one message to them right now, that would probably be the bottom line: Face the facts of January 6 and start identifying how to do better and be better.

Facing Up

There’s much we still don’t know about what went wrong leading up to, and on, January 6, 2021. But many points are already known. Here’s a baker’s dozen.

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