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Monday, July 20, 2020

On The Conservative Airplane

Conservatism has the same relationship to its people that an airplane has to the earth. The airplane never rises so high that it might fly out of the atmosphere and venture into the space; likewise, conservatism does not fly away from life and into the sphere of utopianism—hovering at an optimal height above the people, conservatism keeps track of their way of life, learns about their aims and concerns, studies their economic and social condition, examines the prospects for development, and detects the signs of distress and dissatisfaction, and, from such information, conservatism formulates its political agenda and strategy. The conservative movements are led not by ideology but by experience and skill.

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