Posts in Conservatism
Beneficial Change Requires a Disposition to Preserve

Policy change can tend to be slow, as we often lament.  But could this be a strength, rather than a weakness? How should conservatives view the speed of change?

 One tenant of conservative thought is the desire for gradual change that occurs naturally or undergoes intense deliberation with eternal principles in mind, rather than rapid change in response to the whims of the public. Many prominent conservative thinkers, including Russell Kirk and Edmund Burke, discuss the importance of a deep appreciation for tradition and the wisdom of the past. We recognize that we can only see farther than those who came before us because we are standing on their shoulders.

Read More