The European elite have developed a death wish | Paul Mason | Opinion | The Guardian

From the French right’s selection of Fillon to the Italian referendum and Austrian election, Europe’s centre is oblivious to its own existential crisis. They might want to dust off their copies of Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice Source: The European elite have developed a death wish | Paul Mason | Opinion | The Guardian Advertisements

Conservatism and the Crisis of the Republic

This is an extract from Cicero’s legal defense of Sestius, delivered in 56 BCE. Cicero is often considered to be the founding father of ‘republicanism’ but has influenced the likes of Edmund Burke and Friedrich von Hayek. In the speech, he articulates the conservative program for defending the republic against ‘populist’ reform. The names and … More Conservatism and the Crisis of the Republic

A conservatism is spreading that the Tories can’t fathom | John Harris | Comment is free | The Guardian

A conservatism is spreading that the Tories can’t fathom | John Harris | Comment is free | The Guardian. A month or so ago, when the public’s opposition to any intervention in Syria was revealed, the stock explanation of their views was pretty simple – boiling down to Iraq, the unhinged premiership of Tony Blair, and people’s … More A conservatism is spreading that the Tories can’t fathom | John Harris | Comment is free | The Guardian