Sunday, August 22, 2004

What Is Conservatism and What Is Wrong with It?: Fascinating article on 'conservatism' (ie, aristocracy, oligarchy) and its successful takeover of politics and rhetoric. The weak point of the essay however is economics. His instinct is right in saying both "Economics, unfortunately, is still dominated by the ancien regime" and "Ditch Marx". However, the criticism of both neoclassical economics and Marxism is lame. Economics is the critical weakness of democracy and the left.

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