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Conservative. Yet Postmodern

The POSTMODERN CONSERVATIVE blog has been revived at the FIRST THINGS site. There’s already lots of good stuff there, including Ralph Hancock’s reflections on watching the Miss USA Pageant (initially to humor the lovely Mrs. Hancock). Here are my reflections on why Tocqueville talks up the Puritans, which are meant to be in response to Jim Ceaser’s great talk at Berry College last night. The Puritans, at their best, were all about an aristocracy of everyone.

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As usual, a great conference. I responded to Peter's observations over at the Pomocon site.

Tocqueville, Puritans, the Declaration, and Thomism, but no Deleuze in sight. Postmoderns in name tags only, or pinto's for short, and equally analogical to car or horse.

Yes, I'm as curious as ren. Does this conservative postmodernism deal with the big questions posed by anyone published by "Semiotext(e)"?

A modest suggestion for ren & Matt: you gentlemen might want to read Peter Lawler's book, Postmodernism Rightly Understood. It will develop -- at some length -- what Peter has in mind when he ironically and (gently) provocatively and truthfully employs the phrase.

Matt and ren, the gentlemanly Paul is suggesting gently that you guys are clueless. You're still fun though and we're glad to have you around.

I've been outed! Well, if the shoe fits (and it does), I better wear it. A new slogan: "Postmodernism is too important to leave to the postmoderns."

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