The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
Washington is a place where people praise courage and act on elaborate personal cost benefit calculations.
Wealth is not without its advantages, and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
People fo privilage will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.
It was in World War I that the age-old certainties were lost. Until then aristocrats and capitalists felt secure in their position, and even socialists felt certain in their faith. It was never to be so again. The Age of Uncertainty began.
The present age of contentment will come to an end only when and if the adverse developments that it fosters challenge the sense of comfortable well-being
By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man.