The concept of “freedom” to many ostensible Conservatives today has nothing to do with virtue or the wisdom of tradition, but everything to do with soft, self-perpetuating libertinism.
Dabney’s prophetic voice has rung true in many areas, perhaps most of all in education and the secularization of American schools.
Edmund Burke, the first conservative, was a practical politician and supremely conservative thinker, and as such he viewed society as a partnership between the living and the dead.
Christianity and Social Justice isn’t a modern debate. Augustine held that God can command the rich to give to the poor. The poor can’t demand from the rich.
A new concept of victimhood has arisen. WIth it, a new concept of justice, a concept of justice divorced from the Christian view of responsibility.
Patriotism is loyalty to one’s nation. It is the love of a place, fellow countrymen, and local practices. Nationalism, on the other hand, can be understood as a belligerent and perverted form of patriotism.