Conservatism and Art

Part One Part Two Part Three Since I’ve confessed myself a conservative, a democrat, and a monarchist, how does that affect my artistic philosophy? (For after all, this has largely been a blog about the art of poetry.) I previously defined conservatism as the regard for, habitual reasoning from (or you could say working from)…

Conservatives and The Crown

Part One Part Two By now readers who have stuck with me may be wondering exactly where I fall in the liberal-conservative continuum. Well, if I were the kind of person who can be content to fall on a point in any continuum, I wouldn’t have leapt off the Protestant-Catholic seesaw to join the exotic and…

Liberals and the Common Man

Part One This discussion will follow from the conclusions and definitions offered in the preceding discussion. There, I defined conservatism as holding values that are so basic to human nature you don’t need to be especially sophisticated to understand and feel them. I identified liberality as one of those values, but noted that it requires…