Tue. Dec 7th, 2021

Commentary One of the remarkable facts of our time is the endurance of a conservative outlook in the United States.  Not the conservatism of libertarians and free-market types or the conservatism of classical liberals who champion free speech and rights of privacy, but social and religious conservatism that upholds the traditional family, staunch patriotism, and religious principles in the public square. The latter is the belief of people with misgivings about same-sex marriage, who regard the United States as a beacon of hope and freedom, and who regard a society without God as a fallen and failing condition. That blunt enumeration of their ideals shows well just how uncongenial the social/religious position is in our country today. If you work in the media, in academia, the film/music/entertainment realms, Silicon Valley, corporate America, the health care industry, and governments small and large, you just don’t say such things. They’re not just …

Author: Mark Bauerlein
Source: https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-exasperating-survival-of-conservatism_4101324.html

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