Friday, November 5, 2010

The State of Conservatism

Christopher Caldwell's recent review essay in The New York Times includes this on The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It, by Angelo M. Codevilla.
Self-­government is difficult and time-­consuming. If it weren’t, everyone would have it. The “light” social democratic rule that has prevailed for the past 80 years has taken a lot of the burdens of self-government off the shoulders of citizens. They were probably glad to be rid of them. Now, apparently, they are changing their minds.