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The Intellectual Incoherence of Conservatism

Classic piece from Hoppe: The Intellectual Incoherence of Conservatism, Mises.org, March 4, 2005. Regarding conservatism, in his opening address to the PFS in 2006, Hoppe wrote, “As culturally conservative libertarians, we are convinced that the process of de-civilization has again reached a crisis point and that it is our moral and intellectual duty to once again undertake a serious effort to rebuild a free, prosperous, and moral society.” But Hoppe is clearly not a traditional conservative; see, for example, ch. 5 of A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism, bearing the title “The Socialism of Conservatism.” See also Hoppe’s comments on Marxism in this post.

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