Tagged: rights

Glossary of Progressive Ideas, Part Three

Today we continue our meandering stroll through the lexicon of politically correct ideas and language, attempting to make sense, or at least to clarify the nonsense, of progressivism’s unceasing effort to turn language — our only means of converting the impenetrable realm of private understanding, i.e., nature, to a semi-communicable form — into a tool of mass social engineering, i.e., artifice. Rights (1)...

Modern Conservatism: Defining One’s Terms

A dear friend sent me an e-mail the other day in which he lamented the incoherence of “modern conservatives” (his well-chosen term), with their endless compromises on fundamental principles, their willingness to support politicians who contradict everything these people claim to believe in, and their unwillingness to defend free markets and property rights with consistency and clarity. His thoughts, perfectly in line with...