Posted by Jan (188.8.131.52) on August 31, 2003 at 09:16:32:
In Reply to: politics & psychology - the Conservative mind posted by Jan den Breejen (184.108.40.206) on August 31, 2003 at 09:13:27:
I tend to think of the Voguish Depressiveas a good pick.
> Kirk seems to be as distrustful of counterrevolution as of revolution, and as a result, he fails to leave conservatives today with a blueprint on how to respond when the hammer has fallen and Sansculotte has fully taken over. But he would regard today’s world in much the same way he regards, in the first chapter, the living Irish orators in Burke’s birthplace of Dublin proclaiming through amplifiers their success in increasing widows’ pensions. He would sadly shake his head and deliver the epitaph of the West, proclaiming, as Burke once did, “What shadows we are, and what shadows we pursue!”
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