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Conservatism and the virtue of saying ‘No’

18 August 2023

4:00 AM

18 August 2023

4:00 AM

William F. Buckley said famously that: ‘A conservative is someone who stands athwart history yelling stop! at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.’

Halt! Screams Buckley, because prudence and good governance demands it so.

One of the criticisms most often leveled against Buckley is that within his prescription, there is no positive vision given to history’s march.

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