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Defining Traditional Conservatism

After recently pointing out issues with conservatism of the ‘small government’ stripe, it is proper to positively stipulate the aspects of traditional conservatism. In short, traditional conservatism could be understood to entail: Rejecting ideology as a cure to mankind’s ills; Preserving ancient moral traditions and norms, even if these conflict with the political and cultural… Continue reading Defining Traditional Conservatism

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A Wisdom Beyond Physical Facts

In the Conservative Mind, Russell Kirk has a chapter on two prominent 19th century British conservatives: Benjamin Disraeli and John Newman. Drawing upon their works that questioned if knowledge could be wholly obtained through scientific means, Kirk closes by exhorting conservatives to embrace a “wisdom beyond physical facts which supplants doubt by assent.” In a… Continue reading A Wisdom Beyond Physical Facts

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The Distinction Between Contemporary and Classical Conservatism

When this blog was founded in October 2015, I described myself as a ‘conservative’. In this fledging period, I mostly blogged against Islam, ISIS, climate change, socialism, Malcolm Turnbull and Barrack Obama. Then after becoming increasingly right-wing, I detached myself from the conservative label. Yet, additional research revealed I’d jumped the gun. When defined appropriately,… Continue reading The Distinction Between Contemporary and Classical Conservatism