Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The King is Dead but not Forgotton

My Left Wing has a thoughtful piece on the death of conservativism. Apparently it's dead.
Republicanism is not dead--far from it--but "conservatism" as we have come to know it is. Kiss it goodbye; it's gone, and it's not coming back.
It's an interesting read, and rests on the idea that the philosophies espoused by conservatives in the middle of the last century are not what so called Conservatives are espousing anymore. Fair enough.

But it reminds me a bit of the argument some conservatives make about classic Liberalism and how it's the opposite of what modern Liberals believe. Words change meaning over time, unfortunately, and if Conservatives now believe in big deficits and an internationalist foreign policy, well, that's there call, after a fashion.

Anyway, it's well worth reading and considering.

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