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Quote of the Week: John Gray, “Black Mass”

john_n_grayIn America the Right has splintered between neo-conservative ideologues and paleo-conservative nativists. The common factor in these disparate currents is that conservatism has ceased to be a coherent political project. The links it requires with the past have been severed. Any attempt to revive them can only be atavistic, and when conservative parties resist the temptation of reaction they become vehicles for a progressive agenda that easily degenerates into utopianism.

▪ John N. Gray, Black Mass (Farrar Sraus Giroux, 2007) extract from page 82.

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2 comments on “Quote of the Week: John Gray, “Black Mass”

  1. Gustav Mikailovich
    22 September 2014

    The ratchet only moves leftward.

    • SydneyTrads
      22 September 2014

      Indeed it does; just as the hamster-wheel only spins in one direction:

      “The hamster wheel neevr leaves it’s [sic] starting point: it only moves faster (Democrat) or slower (Republican). To argue within the confines of the hamster wheel is to jump on board for the ride. It’s as dizzying as it is fruitless”
      – “The Liberal Hamster Wheel” The Right Stuff (30 October 2013) [post no longer available]

      Incidentally, if anyone can shed some light on why the above-quoted post has been removed from The Right Stuff blog, that would be appreciated.

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