To: Dead Corpse; traviskicks
If your stomachs are feeling particularly strong, check out what this CFR goon has to say about what he feels conservatism is. If you click the URL for the full article, it gets even worse. Check out this gem...
The old conservatives had some concerns about that creed, which Russell Kirk called "an ideology of universal selfishness." Conservatives have generally taught that the health of society is determined by the health of institutions: families, neighborhoods, schools, congregations. Unfettered individualism can loosen those bonds, while government can act to strengthen them. By this standard, good public policiesfrom incentives to charitable giving, to imposing minimal standards on inner-city schoolsare not apostasy; they are a thoroughly orthodox, conservative commitment to the common good.
posted on 12/22/2006 8:47:38 AM PST
To: jmc813; Abram; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; Americanwolf; ...
See comment 41.
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posted on 12/22/2006 9:59:12 AM PST
individualism can loosen those bonds, while government can act to strengthen them
The concept of the fasces.
posted on 12/22/2006 2:11:44 PM PST
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