I do not want to disown all the good things that come with the modern world, and I don't think that we can turn back the clock. What I want to resist is not modernity but modernism.
Traditionalism is best understood as an orientation toward the timeless truth rather than an attachment to old ideas simply because they are old.
Conservatism and Ideology
Ideologies are overly simplistic views of the world, which support themselves through slogans. While slogans may be practically indispensable in a democracy, conservatism is something more.
Culture of Repudiation
Roger Scruton identifies a feature of academic life that has become singularly disagreeable to me.
Sincerity Formulated into Dogma
James Russell Lowell explains that passion and sincerity are not enough.
Simplicity Leads to Despotism
Russell Kirk explains the connection between ideological simplicity and despotism.
Burke on Moral Order
The awful Author of our being is the author of our place in the order of existence...