Tag Archives: Michael Oakeshott

An Opaque Ideology?

An Opaque Ideology?  Allan Pond considers the meaning of conservatism We all know that self-congratulatory triad “I have principles, you have beliefs, she has an ideology”. To accuse someone of being ‘ideological’ is almost inevitably to criticise them and to … Continue reading

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Radicalism’s Glittering Allure

Radicalism’s Glittering Allure Peter King resumes his exegesis of ‘real’ conservatism There is an obvious allure to radicalism. It all seems so straightforward. We can identify what is wrong, we strongly oppose it, and we seek to bring it down. We … Continue reading

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An Opaque Ideology?

An Opaque Ideology? Peter King identifies the timeless essence of conservatism When God finally spoke in English he did so in tones of moderation and quietness. After the violence and turmoil of the Reformation, the Civil War and the Restoration, … Continue reading

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In Praise of Complacency, part 1

In Praise of Complacency, part 1 Peter King on the benefits of herd instincts There has been a lot of debate over what happened in the 2015 General Election. Why did so few pundits and pollsters predict the outcome and … Continue reading

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Homespun Conservatism

Homespun Conservatism  Allan Pond assesses a thought provoking thesis Peter King, Keeping Things Close: Essays on the Conservative Disposition (Arktos, 2015; ISBN 978-1-910524-42-8; pp.95 ) The author of this slim volume of essays is described on the back cover as … Continue reading

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