About the Blog
This blog expresses a philosophical worldview that can generally be described as traditionalist conservative, reflecting classic Occidental conservative thought, mainstream from its beginnings under Edmund Burke roughly through to the mid-nineteenth century, as espoused by writers such as Burke, Joseph de Maistre, T.S. Eliot, G.K. Chesterton, Juan Donoso Cortes, Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddhin, and Russell Kirk.
“The great line of demarcation in modern politics, Eric Voegelin used to point out, is not a division between liberals on one side and totalitarians on the other. No, on one side of that line are all those men and women who fancy that the temporal order is the only order, and that material needs are their only needs, and that they may do as they like with the human patrimony. On the other side of that line are all those people who recognize an enduring moral order in the universe, a constant human nature, and high duties toward the order spiritual and the order temporal.” – Russell Kirk
“The fatal year is 1789, and the symbol of iniquity is the Jacobin Cap. Its heresy is the denial of personality and of personal liberty. Its concrete realizations are Jacobin mass democracy, all forms of national collectivism and statism, Marxism producing socialism and communism, fascism, and national socialism, leftism in all its modern guises and manifestations to which in America the good term ‘liberalism,’ perversely enough, is being applied. The issue is between man created in the image of God and the termite in a human guise.” – Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddhin