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Clouding Conservatism

Yet more Oakeshottiana. Here is a brief review by Elizabeth Corey of The Meanings of Michael Oakeshott’s Conservatism (table of contents). Corey summarizes why Oakeshott’s supposed conservatism equally frustrates self-avowed conservatives and liberal critics: in the second excerpt she neatly captures the appeal of Oakeshott for someone such as myself. (See also another recent posting). In…

George Feaver

It is only recently that I learnt of the passing of George Feaver, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at UBC. He was great bar-room company who could, very articulately and with such aplomb, talk the hind legs off a donkey. Indeed, I recall one time when he had to be “pulled” off…

The Intellectual Legacy of Michael Oakeshott

A rather belated plug for this book. The follow up is currently being edited.