Anti-Burkeans vs. Burkeans

by Anti-Burkeans favor government. Burkeans favor markets. Neither is entirely wrong though Burkeans are more right. Anti-Burkeans look for economic evil, find it and get mad.  Then they want someone punished, someone rich.  Nevermind that punishing success has long been a hallmark of deleterious populism.  Burkeans desire economic opportunity, as unfettered as possible.  Why?  Because the profit…

Burkean Nation?

by Edmund Burke is a popularly unsung hero of American success.  Nonetheless, Burkean political philosophy explains the American people’s exceptional success in the centuries since the Revolution.   Burke, the preeminent Liberal Conservative and a prominent supporter of the American Revolution from his position in the British Parliament, has long helped inform American views of liberty…