How to be a conservative is not only a blueprint for modern conservatism. It is a heartfelt appeal on behalf of old fashioned decencies and values, which are the bedrock of our weakened, but still enduring civilization.
Author: Roger Scruton
Publisher: A&C Black
What does it mean to be a conservative in an age so sceptical of conservatism? How can we live in the presence of our 'canonized forefathers' at a time when their cultural, religious and political bequest is so routinely rejected? With soft left-liberalism as the dominant force in Western politics, what can conservatives now contribute to public debate that will not be dismissed as pure nostalgia? In this highly personal and witty book, renowned philosopher Roger Scruton explains how to live as a conservative in spite of the pressures to exist otherwise. Drawing on his own experience as a counter-cultural presence in public life, Scruton argues that while humanity might survive in the absence of the conservative outlook, it certainly won't flourish. How to be a conservative is not only a blueprint for modern conservatism. It is a heartfelt appeal on behalf of old fashioned decencies and values, which are the bedrock of our weakened, but still enduring civilization.
Conservatism: Interpretations,. Ideas,. and. Principles. 1. Oxford English
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Gennaro Malgieri, ed. Conservatori: Da Edmund Burke a Russell Kirk (Milan: Il
Author: Francesco Giubilei
Publisher: Gateway Editions
Category: Political Science
Modern conservatism was born in the crisis of the French Revolution that sought to overturn Christianity, monarchy, tradition, and a trust in experience rather than reason. In the name of reason and progress, the French Revolution led to the guillotine, the dictatorship of Napoleon Bonaparte, and a decade of continental war. Today Western Civilization is again in crisis, with an ever-widening progressive campaign against religion, tradition, and ordered liberty; Francesco Giubilei's cogent reassessment of some of conservatism's greatest thinkers could not be timelier. Within these pages, English-speaking readers will come across some familiar names: Burke, Disraeli, Chesterton, and Scruton. Americans get their own chapter too, including penetrating examinations of John Adams, Richard Weaver, Henry Regnery, Robert Nisbet, Russell Kirk, William F. Buckley Jr., and Barry Goldwater. But perhaps most interesting is Giubilei's coverage of the continental European tradition–largely Catholic, monarchical, traditionalist, and anti-Jacobin, anti-Communist, and anti-Fascist. Giubilei offers insightful intellectual portraits of statesmen and philosophers like Count Klemens von Metternich, the man who restored Europe after the Napoleonic Wars; Eric Voegelin, the German political philosopher who made his career in America and traced recurrent strains of leftism to an early Christian heresy; Joseph de Maistre, the leading French counterrevolutionary philosopher; George Santayana, a Spaniard who became an American philosopher and conservative pragmatist; Jose Ortega y Gasset, who warned of the "revolt of the masses"; and a wide variety of Italian thinkers whose conservatism was forged against a Fascist ideology that presented itself as a force for stability and respect for the past, but that was fundamentally modernist and opposed to conservatism. Unique and written by one of Italy's youngest and brightest conservative thinkers, Francesco Giubilei's History of European Conservative Thought is sure to enlighten and inform.
whilst professing to be a Conservative , must be an enemy to that cause which
depends for success upon the personal purity of its followers . The futility and
immorality of endeavouring to extend our lines by corrupt means , are manifest .
It is not fair , nor is it just , to the direction and supervision of the cent review of a CONSERVATIVE editorial depict Dietrich and Millard as “ men Secretary of
Agriculture and Senator Col . Bowlby refers , in lachrymose lan - whose only
ability lies ...
Author: Julius Sterling Morton
Category: Social sciences
A journal devoted to the discussion of political, economic, and sociological questions.
... or interruption as Conservatives can ; till it is recognised that a man has as
much right in Wedmore to be a Liberal and go to a Liberal meeting as he has to
be a Conservative and go to a Conservative meeting ; till the Liberal agent is
Author: William Paul (secretary to the Leeds Operative Conservative Society.)Publish On: 1838
able Conservatives . For fifty years Mr. Wade had been fighting the battle of the
Constitution ; and to be the honored instrument of achieving such a victory would
indeed be the crowning pleasure of his life . I annex the first Annual Report of the
Author: William Paul (secretary to the Leeds Operative Conservative Society.)
1 71 popular , and where what a legal wit called the common CONSERVATIVE
OPINION . Indebitatus count does not excite the same horror as in London . The
cause of Poland had , indeed , one hold of a SIR IR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
99 cut a the “ proud reserve as clearly as they have found out the will all depend
on whether the Conservatives know how ... A Conservative Godeclaring herself
ready to go to war , and her reserve by backing vernment would then be in office
Author: New York (State). Constitutional ConventionPublish On: 1868
We know them body , intended in our republican theory of govby their acts and by
what they have ernment , to be a conservative , restraining and redone before the
people of the State of New vising power , should be so constituted as to be ...
Author: New York (State). Constitutional Convention
As the prospect of civil war grew formidable , American conservatives had hardly
a party either to lead or to repudiate . 2 During recent years , several liberal or
radical writers have kindly recommended the formation of a true conservative
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of CommonsPublish On: 1876
In times No , but the Conservatives got more men in on that 21 Aug. ... The town
clerk can give some state a Conservative ; Mr. Kenington , he is a Conservative ,
ment as to who he is . and they brought a fresh Conservative forward in the ...
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Styles of Political Thinking, written by the intellectual historian Marcin Król (1944),
dealt with the “young conservative” ... Later on, Król published an anthology of
the political thought of Cracow conservatives, and a synthetic study on the ...
Author: Balázs Trencsenyi
A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe, Volume II Part II examines the defeat of the vision of 'socialism with a human face' in 1968 and the political discourses produced by the various 'consolidation' or 'normalization' regimes. It closes with pertinent questions about the fragility of the democratic order globally.
Author: Canada. Parliament. House of CommonsPublish On: 1892
He gave as a party , but the western section of Ontario also reason that the Conservative electors in that reversed its vote of 1874 - - I do not say because
county were so disgusted with the changes that they admired particularly the hon
It is and in 1857 , when he was defeated by Sir Edward Colebrooke.stead Conservative representatives in the persons of Lord Grey de Limerick has died .
The immediate cause of death was hæmorrhage . CHANGES IN PARLIAMENT .
There is , it appears from the result of this election , a large floating vote in this
country , of a very conservative character and not so closely allied to any party as
to support it regardless of the interest of this class of voters . They are not ...
And this is the system very much changed within the last few which a Conservative Government– years , if they can consider this a Con[ Laughter ] -
yes , the Conservative Party servative measure . It is re - actionary , --proposes to
import into ...
It is true that most only carried in the end by appealing to Republican peers have
a general inclination towards the prin- sentiment in the President's name . The
Convention of ciples which should distinguish Conservative from Iowa had ...
CONSERVATISM. Well may sult . ” Indeed . Is it possible for a foreign Secretary -
even a Whig one , to vaticinate with such unerring certainty ? Was it so utterly
improbable that the Great Powers would have followed the lead of England and ...
same party name bears totally different meanings in different Liberals and Conservatives do not find some excuse for ... gentleman and is that their whole
soul is in their differences , while , in ordinary the Conservative country
As a rule can at present do any good ; but this is just the sort of money is always
dearer in October and November than it is temptation which Conservatives
should know how to resist . in June and July , and we may fairly expect that it will
be if ...