Burke And The Nation

     With much debate over the question of “Nationalism”, the question of just what that means when different people use the term arises, and perhaps most of the acrimony of this debate is a question of different people using different definitions and using the term in different ways.

     Yuval Levin addresses this question by recourse to the writings and incites of Edmund Burke:

“Burke’s appeal, rather, is that he articulates especially clearly a disposition—a set of views and attitudes, rooted in a set of philosophical premises—that have been important to conservative politics in liberal societies since the late 18th century. We didn’t get them from him, but he expresses them unusually well.”

     It is well worth a read, and when/if video becomes available, this aside post will be updated.


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