Saturday, March 28, 2009

Patrick Deneen, The Wisdom of the Anti-federalists - Part One

Taking a slightly longer view, for over the past half-century in the United States, and longer still in the wider Western world, the political scene has been divided between these respective partisans of liberalism and conservatism. During those fifty years, conservatives were often in the ascendancy, with conservative gains particularly of note in the United States in the Presidential victories of Ronald Reagan and the two Bushes, with a pause during the two terms of President Bill Clinton during which arguably many conservative policies were realized.

Republican did attain power, but how much of their policies was truly 'conservative'? Members of the Old Right and Southern partisans would dispute this.

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