Thursday, August 2, 2012
"What Would Burke Do?"
That's the title of this post by Daniel McCarthy over at The American Conservative. As McCarthy writes, Burke's high church sensibility was reflected in his political views. A champion of ordered liberty, Burke sought to protect the legitimate aspirations of dissenters to freedom within the British Empire while at the same time crafting a politics of prudence that would increase the stability of the British Empire by fostering justice and limited government. McCarthy does a fantastic job of comparing the high church conservatism of men like Burke and Kirk with the low church and no church varieties that dominate much of the discourse within the conservative movement in America. Well worth a read.