Tagged: Michael Oakeshott

Coolness Isn’t Everything

Upon further reflection, I’d like to emphasize one more thing about conservatism’s uncoolness. Here goes: It should go without saying that “cool” politics and “desirable” politics don’t always overlap. Indeed, any overlap may be purely...

Conservatism: Defender of the Modern Welfare State?

I am grateful for the incentive Jason’s rebuttal provides to study conservative thinker Michael Oakeshott.  However, I respectfully disagree with Jason’s conclusion that “esteem[ of] the present … on account of its familiarity” suffices...

Oakeshott’s Conservatism

Downblog, Tim Kowal writes: [T]here is an impression—mistaken, in my view—that people who advocate to maintain existing policies are “conservatives,” and people who advocate to change them are “liberals.” […] This approach, however, renders...