Tag: Communal Luxury

Conservatism is not about time, the past, tradition, or history

Reason #2732 why I don’t think a philosophy of history or an attitude toward the past or a view of tradition or time is what distinguishes right from left: I must of necessity turn back to past times, and even times a very long while passed; and you must believe I do so with the distinct purpose of showing you where lies the hope for the future, and not in mere empty regret for the days which can never come again. — William Morris, “Art and Labour,” cited in Kristin Ross, Communal Luxury