The Conservative Schism with Libertarianism at “The End of History”

Libertarians may in fact share the amorality of socialists. Yet in the postwar period when “the best social conditions have been achieved in the West,” Solzhenitsyn wistfully observed “there still (was) criminality and there even is considerably more of it than in the pauper and lawless Soviet society” — or for that matter, Nazi Germany and Communist China. Over the 30 years since the fall of communism, a new political conflict featuring a less ideologically-moored, more identitarian and relativist ‘left-wing/right-wing’ dialogue emerged, pitting Globalism on the left (featuring neoconservatism, libertarianism, and ‘green’ socialism) versus the new Nationalism on the right (Reagan-Thatcherite conservatism and some far left-wing groups). Liberal democracy was weaponized by the European Union and the United Nations to organize a new world order in which George H.W. Bush vowed would replace ‘the law of the jungle’ through mass efforts to democratize the world under Western liberal values and multilateral free trade treaties. Ancient cultures fomented over several centuries have, since 1989, been dying more quickly than under communism and fascism with every voluntary swipe of a credit card driving consumer confidence, the outsourcing of industry, ‘brain drain’ and wars promoting Rudyard Kipling’s points in The White Man’s Burden by ‘democratizing’ poor oriental nations and exploiting the inevitable humanitarian crises they bring through open borders. This fusion of ‘green’ socialism with libertarianism has produced the third (and most successful) wave attempting to construct a new Tower of Babel at the United Nations.

How “Sovietism By Stealth” Brought America to Her Knees

In a 1775 letter to his wife Abigail, John Adams replied in part while serving in the Continental Congress at Philadelphia, “Liberty once lost is lost forever,” and through two stages: “…a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored…” “When the People once surrender their share in the Legislature, and their…

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…