A Brief History of Conservatism (IV): Government

Since the advent of Thatcherism, conservatives have been increasingly confused over their own attitude to government. The Thatcherite mantra of “rolling back the frontiers of the state” hid a deceptively subtle shift in the frontiers of the state, rather than its simple reduction. Nor is this a British headache only; Schleuter and Wenzel discuss the […]

Whatever happened to liberal values? | Matthew Cowley

This is not an article about Donald Trump. It is an article about his victory, but it is not about him, or his supporters. This article is about the death of liberal values brought about by their rejection by the very people who claim to uphold them. Democracy is the pinnacle of all social liberal […]

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As Liberalism Dies, Marriage can be Reborn | Oliver Norgrove

Thanks in large part to a damning referendum result and swift change of government, British conservatism appears to have been offered an escape route out of muted, liberal imprisonment. It has been a long while, and ecstatic though I am that patriotic conservatism is once again firmly on the agenda, I remain hesitant over what […]