Conservatism; or, the Conservation of Civil Society Through Irony and Paradox

“Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.” —Edmund Burke (1729-97), Irish political philosopher, British-Whig politician and statesman who often is regarded as the father of modern conservatism. No consensus exists that defines conservatism, though most of the Anglo-American world will insist it to be an ideology that…