Friday, September 12, 2008

David Brooks had a great piece this morning...

My response...

Wow. How refreshing to read an argument for conservatism that is logically coherent and intellectually honest. Just like the far-left reactionaries who apologized for communism's corrosive double standards, contemporary conservatism's loudest pundits seem equally ready to ignore glaring inconsistencies between the hubris of their policy analysis and proven socio-economic theory.

Conservatism has a vital role in acting as a counter-balance to liberalism's utilitarian emphasis, reminding us of the value of improvisation in social transformation. But ignorance in the face of fact is no way to develop political philosophy, and instead of a quest for truth, one follows a cult-like obsession with being "right".

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