Sunday, June 19, 2011

Clarifying the Movements

Very nice insight here on the difference between Progressives and Conservatives.

Several years ago Peter Berkowitz of the Hoover Institution edited two slim volumes entitled Varieties of Conservatism in America and Varieties of Progressivism in America, featuring essays from leading thinkers and observers of both camps. The two books presented, unintentionally I think, a vivid contrast in the totally different modes thought prevalent on the right and left. The book on conservatism was mostly about ideas--what should we stand for based on a view of the good--while the progressive book was mostly about tactics--how do we win elections so we can rule.

Given Wisconsin's recent experiences, I think that sums it very well, indeed.

HT: powerline


Jim said...

I'm sure that any editor could choose essays which present a story of his choosing. To say that progressives are the only ones who care about elections and power ignores conservative schemes of redistricting, union busting and voter suppression.

Dad29 said...

You can start your own blog and quote whatever sources you like, Jim.

And Statist/Marxist/"Progressive" demolitions of private enterprise, vote-fraud/fixing, are pure as the driven snow.

Just like Jess Unruh's gerrymanders (see Illinois 2011 for a re-run) were "good" because, after all, they were "Progressive."

Bullshit, Jimbo.