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Irving Kristol (1971)
To order its priorities, a political community needs a consensus as to its ultimate goal, i.e., the sum of these priorities. Only when you have such a consensus—only when you have some notion, however imprecise, of the good life and the good society—can you proceed to rank your programs on an agenda for action.Return to the Commons
As President-elect Joe Biden has been announcing members of his new team, he has been equally prone to pass on the message to the rest of the world that “America is back”. While some degree of international re-engagement is a good thing, let us hope that the new administration understands that simply reconstructing the old […]
In a discussion with the journalist Toby Young on the Quillette podcast earlier this year, the Conservative politician Daniel Hannan suggested that the influence of the late philosopher Sir Roger Scruton (1944–2020) “is only going to grow with each passing year.” Yet the sum of Scruton’s legacy may not only be that he affected the […]