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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: The Essence of Conservatism from Sir Roger Scruton

 

I’m not part of the Quote of the Day group, so I hope I’m not stepping on anyone’s toes by posting this, but when I got this in my feed this morning I knew it had to be disseminated.

“Conservatism starts from a sentiment that all mature people can readily share: the sentiment that good things are easily destroyed, but not easily created. This is especially true of the good things that come to us as collective assets: peace, freedom, law, civility, public spirit, the security of property and family life, in all of which we depend on the cooperation of others while having no means singlehandedly to obtain it. In respect of such things, the work of destruction is quick, easy and exhilarating; the work of creation slow, laborious and dull. That is one of the lessons of the twentieth century. It is also one reason why conservatives suffer such a disadvantage when it comes to public opinion. Their position is true but boring, that of their opponents exciting but false.” — Sir Roger Scruton 

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The United States Open is the ultimate conservative golf tournament. Let it sink in for a second. I know what you are thinking. What about The Masters? I am not saying it is not great, if not the greatest golf tournament in the world. I am saying The U.S. Open is the golf tournament a […]

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I haven’t posted on here in ages. Lots has been going on. In any case for those who do not regularly follow my various comings and goings we have had @markhemingway on the AK47 podcast twice this season already! So that’s pretty sweet. Also one of our own ricochetti the illustrious @saintaugustine gave almost two hours […]

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Next on Thinking It Through: I interview John J. Miller (@johnmiller), national correspondent for the National Review, and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. We touch on our appreciation for Ricochet and other things, from his podcast to politics and journalism. Because of bad recording on my part in the beginning […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. A Christian Renewal? What the Brexit Means for Traditionalists

 
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On the morning of June 24, the world awoke to a changed Europe. With the so-called ‘Brexit’ referendum, the UK voted to leave the European Union, and as such, the EU lost one of its most important member nations. Almost immediately, there were calls from France, Italy, and the Netherlands to hold similar referenda, jeopardizing the entire EU experiment.

While a number of scholars and commentators have interpreted the Brexit as indicative of the wave of nationalism that has swept Europe and much of the world, many have missed the significance of this wave for a resurgent conservative traditionalism in the West.

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With the way things had been developing in the Republican presidential contest in recent weeks, lndiana’s primary on May 3 seemed like it might be the last real chance for those hoping to prevent a Trump nomination to turn things around. Before the vote, most polls suggested that Trump was in the lead, possibly by […]

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