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Roger Scruton’s article highlights the central shift to a
perspective of post-modernism. Charles Taylor also describes this
phenomenon as “expressive individualism” whereby
the individual goals of personal development and
self-expression override of any judgment of value or taste.
This is a climate that holds all forms of authority suspect
because there is no recognition of universal truths.
Everything is relative. It seems to me that this
is untenable. We need to search for THE truth and to value
what we hold to be true even while recognizing that one can
never possess truth in its entirety and thus everything is
conditional and subject to revision.
— Mark Mance
THE CONSERVATIVE’S GANDHI
Re: Hal G.P. Colebatch’s Westminster Implodes:
As things in Westminster continue to implode, Dr. Hal Colebatch’s fine article raises questions that all governments and all countries must face and must remedy to the extent that it is possible — human wickedness being what it is and is likely to remain.
He writes about the British administration of India, and by extension, about Africa and the rest of the once great British Empire as well. So, from the man who did much to remove the British from India — Mahatma Gandhi — a pertinent quote:
“Beware of people who promise you a political system so perfect that no one will have to be good.”
The Mahatma could also have substituted “financial system,”
“medical system,” “education system,” and so on.
— Nicholas Partridge
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?