The Irony of an Anti-Liberal Republican Party: Synthesis of Republicanism and Conservatism, not Possible

U.S. conservative movement in its early history did not even like the Republican Party. “…if you read David Brooks’s columns, what he espouses could be called conservative but is certainly very different than what William F. Buckley has espoused. And Buckley has written that if the Republicans want to be a governing party they need Continue reading The Irony of an Anti-Liberal Republican Party: Synthesis of Republicanism and Conservatism, not Possible

Late to the party… | A Look at Hayward’s Review: The Liberal Republicanism of Gordon Wood

“Unlike today’s liberals who quote his magnum opus, Wood does not think that America can return to its republican roots. He may be crying over spilled milk, but he has the fortitude to admit it.” HAYWARD, THE LIBERAL REPUBLICANISM OF GORDON WOOD So must we have the fortitude to admit. According to Steven F. Hayward, we are Continue reading Late to the party… | A Look at Hayward’s Review: The Liberal Republicanism of Gordon Wood

Gordon S. Wood on Republicanism and Monarchy in the Eighteenth-Century

The value of our idea is presented much better by Gordon S. Wood. Republicanism, we learn, was not an underground ideology, merely confined to European culture. It was an important current, that blended and mingled with the monarchical mainstream. To be a liberal in the eighteenth-century, or to be enlightened, was to be a lover Continue reading Gordon S. Wood on Republicanism and Monarchy in the Eighteenth-Century