Conservatism: A Philosophy of Failure

A centuries-long portfolio of perishing promise

Second essay in A Conservatism Triptych.

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In 2019, I proposed that the word “conservative” was inappropriate for such reactionaries as Mitch McConnell, David Koch or Ted Cruz. A conservative, according to the definitions in most dictionaries, seeks to respect and conserve existing institutions…