Repost-Charles C.W. Cooke Interviewed At Reason


His book: ‘The Conservatarian Manifesto

From the video:  ‘Libertarians and Conservatives mistrust the centralizer who tells you…he knows…everything.  They don’t believe that human nature changes…they are mistrustful of power.’

Also discussed:  Conservatarianism (people who feel conservative around libertarians, and libertarian around conservatives).  On foreign policy and immigration, Cooke argues that libertarians and conservatives often disagree most.  The video is essentially a discussion between a conservatarian and a libertarian.

In The Mail-Yuval Levin: The Framers As Anticipating The Technocratic Mind & Well, The People Themselves

False choices: Most Americans don’t have too much truck with the Church Of England, House Of Lords silly white wigs etc. type of British traditional conservatism, for it was actually oppressive to our founders and our founding.  Yet, perhaps when squeezed against progresivism, and what the doctrines of activist and radical ideological change propose, it becomes slightly more appealing.

Apropos of very little, I know I would feel slightly embarrassed at an actual fox hunt.  The tweed coats, the expensive riding-equipment, the baying hounds etc.  But let’s say I had to choose between a fox hunt and a full-day panel discussing Downton Abbey and the intersectionality of feminism, global poverty, the richness and courage of Ted Kennedy’s hair all while ‘This Land Is Your Land’ was being played by a mariachi band…

I might just choose the fox hunt.


As previously posted:

‘A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.  Without such means it might even risque the loss of that part of the constitution which it wished the most religiously to preserve.  The two principles of conservation and correction operated strongly at the two critical periods of the Restoration and Revolution, when England found itself without a king.  At both those periods the nation had lost the bond of union in their antient edifice; they did not however, dissolve the whole fabric.’

Edmund Burke, commenting on the French Revolution, in The Evils Of Revolution, What Is Liberty Without Wisdom And Without Virtue It Is The Greatest Of All Possible Evils, New York, NY. Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2008.  Pg 8.

Also On This Site:   What are the drawbacks of defining that change within J.S. Mill’s utilitarianism, or within abstract ideals which are assumed to be universal…i.e….perhaps…more like France in this context?:  Saturday Quotation-J.S. MillA Few Thoughts-Another Take On J.S. Mill From “Liberal England”

Who Wants To Help Build A Technocracy? Repost-Megan McArdle At The Daily Beast: ‘The Technocratic Dilemma’Repost-From The Spiked Review Of Books: ‘Delving Into The Mind Of The Technocrat’

Update And Repost- From YouTube: Leo Strauss On The Meno-More On The Fact/Value Distinction?’Repost-Monday Quotation From Charles Kesler And A Few Thoughts on Conservatism

Taking religion out of the laws, and replacing it with a Millian/Aristelolian framework?: Repost: Martha Nussbaum Channels Roger Williams In The New Republic: The First Founder…From The Reason Archives: ‘Discussing Disgust’ Julian Sanchez Interviews Martha Nussbaum