Conservative Temptations

Frustrations with what passes for the “left” AND “right” in this country have found me re-considering the possibility that I might be a “conservative” (!). Of course this has nothing whatsoever to do with the kabal of free-market revolutionaries who somehow convinced the world that they were conservatives. Rather, I mean a good, old, real conservatism–which flirts with feudalism, aristocracy and English “gentlemen”–not the banalities of the nouveau riche or the oligarchy that passes itself off as democratic.

In this vein, I find myself more and more drawn (not convinced, I’d say, but charitably listening) to someone like Roger Scruton. Thanks to the New Pantagruel for publishing a delightful interview with Scruton, “The Joy of Conservatism.