Category: Think Tank

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The Question of Social Constructs | Jake Scott

I In the contemporary period, conservative defences of tradition have floundered against the post-modernist objection that, whatever those rules may be, they are “social constructs”. And this fact, de facto, supposedly de-legitimises them. It...

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A Brief History of Conservatism (VI): Rights

Conservatives have traditionally framed the protection of rights alongside the requirements of responsibility and duty; after all, it makes logical sense that your right is my responsibility. Where the liberal and socialist experiments have...

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A Brief History of Conservatism (V): Society

As is usually the case, this article begins with ruminations on Baroness Thatcher’s contribution to the legacy of conservatism. Margaret Thatcher once (in)famously declared that there is “no such thing as society”. It earned...