The Loose Tradition of Republican Writers

In regards to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, it is a great reference for understanding ‘REPUBLICANISM,’ in two different, but closely related senses. The author of the article, Frank Lovett explains that in the first sense is meant, a loose tradition or family of writers in the history of western political thought: “Machiavelli and his Continue reading The Loose Tradition of Republican Writers

All Republicans Don’t Have To Be Conservative: Republican Political Tradition, Lincoln and Marx, and American Conservatives

Conservatism, or Republicanism Historian Andrew Roberts once suggested years ago in American Parties Need To Change Name, that the Americans can alleviate much confusion in their politics by changing the name of their political parties, and I would fully support that idea if both considered it. But as we will find, the claim to historical precedent Continue reading All Republicans Don’t Have To Be Conservative: Republican Political Tradition, Lincoln and Marx, and American Conservatives