Monday, May 05, 2008

Burkean Conservatism at Volokh

There's an excellent exchange on the subject of Burkean conservatism at The Volokh Conspiracy. Dale Carpenter, a Burkean, gets the best of it, in my view (e.g., this post).

P.S. Ilya Somin's "final thoughts" add nothing to the mix, in that Carpenter's "clarification" is only that, and not a concession. Moreover, Somin reveals himself as a Left-libertarian who simply wants life to be "fair" to everyone. Well, life just ain't fair -- get over it, Ilya.

Related posts:
"Libertarian Conservative or Conservative Libertarian?" (29 Jul 2004)
"Where Conservatism and (Sensible) Libertarianism Come Together" (14 Apr 2005)
"Common Ground for Conservatives and Libertarians?" (04 Sep 2005)
"Conservatism, Libertarianism, and 'The Authoritarian Personality' " (01 Feb 2006)
"The F Scale, Revisited" (27 Dec 2007)