Posts Tagged ‘conservative’

First major party leader in 15 years to not speak at Big Gay Out

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, February 13th, 2017 - 37 comments

Myths and moralising – the conservative trademark

Written By: - Date published: 2:17 pm, December 29th, 2011 - 36 comments

Even smart conservatives in my experience generally  think far too short term, fail to look at history  and in the final analysis view everything from their own narrow interests rather than those of society as whole. They prefer historical mythmaking and moralizing about others rather than thinking. The Economist throws up another telling example by David Brooks.

It’s not just the polls

Written By: - Date published: 1:15 pm, July 15th, 2008 - 41 comments

Jordan Carter posted a month or so back (a little controversially) on how much easier life might be for some on the left if they didn’t believe it was necessary to give due moral regard to others – selfishness certainly seems simpler. New research suggests that Jordan may well be right. The study has concluded […]

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