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Are Conservatives the New Avant-Garde?

February 3, 2017

Writing for the Imaginative Conservative, Dwight Longenecker suggests that in a world turned upside down, conservatives are now the subversives.

It used to be that to act against these conservative values was to paint oneself as a subversive. The beatnik, the hippie, the flower-power revolutionary all sang their protest songs, smoked their pot, slept with whomever they wished, and brought about a revolution. But when revolutionaries win they eventually become the new establishment. Now they are the ones who are greying and grumbling and balding and boring. Now their society is ripe for revolution, and it would seem that it is the conservative who is the new subversive.

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