Friday, May 16, 2008

Conservatism: who are we?
Conservatism as conventionally understood is either vacuous (“conservatives respect tradition — except when they don’t”), asinine (“conservatives resist change”), or imperceptible (“conservatism is no more than a certain temperament”).

In place of the conventional accounts, try this one:

Conservatism is the defense of legitimacy wherever it happens to exist.
Echoing Archduke Otto. I like it!

From Taki.

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