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Conservatives and Socialists – “Why I Am Not a Conservative” – Freidrick Hayek

January 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Communism, Conservative Politics, Ideology, Politics, Socialism

I sometimes feel that the most conspicuous attribute of liberalism that distinguishes it as much from conservatism as from socialism is the view that moral beliefs concerning matters of conduct which do not directly interfere with the protected sphere of other persons do not justify coercion. This may also explain why it seems to be so much easier for the repentant socialist to find a new spiritual home in the conservative fold than in the liberal.

I think the final sentence is particularly perceptive here…

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