What happens to mankind when it pursues abstract liberty without the wisdom of tradition and inherited social norms?
From Carl Menger to the present, the Austrian School has taken up a sustained critique of socialism as it has developed over the decades.
Conservatism in our time is basically an impulse of guiding the democratic-state order under the guise of certain "values." This conservatism is a fraud, having nothing to do with the older conception of conservatism as a sociological tradition.
Rubio-style central planning is a bunch of made-up appeals to a society in crisis, not a legitimate approach to the realities of our present age.
Richard Pipes: "there was nothing preordained about either the fall of tsarism or the Bolshevik power seizure... but, once it occurred and the totalitarian machine was in place, then the rise of Stalin became virtually a foregone conclusion.”
A sound society is a nexus of cascading levels of society authority. A society absent this opens a void for an all powerful state to reign supreme over an egalitarian mass— equal in subordination to raw power.
Part one of a two part series intended to investigate the intersection of Burkean conservatism and the private property-based legal theory.