Conservatism as Modernism

This seeming paradox contains the clue to Eliot’s stature as a social and political thinker. For he perceived that it is precisely in modern conditions–conditions of fragmentation, heresy and unbelief–that the conservative project acquires its sense. Conservatism is itself a modernism, and in this lies the secret of its success.

–Roger Scruton

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