A Guide to Basic Differences between Left and Right

Some opposing definitions in the American political lexicon: Source of Human Rights      Left: Government Right: The Creator Human Nature Left: Basically good (therefore society primarily responsible for evil) Right: Not basically good (therefore the individual primarily responsible for evil) Economic Goal Left: Equality Right: Prosperity

On Being Conservative By Michael Oakeshott

The common belief that it is impossible (or, if not impossible, then so unpromising as to be not worth while attempting) to elicit explanatory general principles from what is recognized to be conservative conduct is not one that I share. It may be true that conservative conduct does not readily provoke articulation in the idiom […]