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Young Conservative Intellect

Posted by Adam Graham on June 25, 2007

David Keene made a keen observation recently:

Mr. Keene said the problem in finding young leadership is that “the so-called conservative movement of today consists of many young people attracted to politics by one or another politician but without a lot of thought about the philosophical underpinnings that united previous generations of conservatives.”

A couple people have now tied this to reading and a thorough knowledge of coservative philosophers such as Friedman or Hayek. While, I would agree with Keene on the problem, I don’t know if the answer is dusting off the old, old classics. Somehow, I’ve managed to form astrong conservative worldview including fiscal, social, and national defense from studying those who read them. I do have Russell Kirk’s “The Conservative Mind” on my mental list of books to read some day.

The point is that consistent worldviews need to be established as many folks on both sides tend to move on pure sentimentality rather than reasoned thought.

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2 Responses to “Young Conservative Intellect”

  1. Mike Gabrail said

    Contact me if you are interested in partaking in a young conservative group.

  2. Mike Gabrail said

    Contact me if you are interested in partaking in a young conservative group.

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