Posts Tagged ‘Conservative Heroes’

There’s an interesting post from The Next Right discussing the schism between “realist” and “idealist” conservatives. It’s intriguing, but I’m not sure it’s productive.

There will always be a tension between ideas and practice. I’m not convinced that we should encourage ‘resolving’ that tension one way or the other. Ideology informs practice, and practice, to a large extent, validates ideas. It makes sense to view the massive rejection of big-government conservatism with that in mind. Neo-conservatism was divorced from traditionally conservative ideals, and the practice was soundly and rightly defeated at the ballot box.


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