Conservatism vs. Progressivism — G. K. Chesterton

Liberty Letters with Steve Farrell

As to the two major modern political thrusts defined; G. K. Chesterton quips with a bit of wit and biting precision:

“The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected.” – G. K. Chesterton, Illustrated London News, April 19, 1924

Is this not as applicable today as it was then, in the United States here and now, as it was in England a century ago?

Steve Far­rell is one of the orig­i­nal pun­dits at Sil­ver Eddy Award Win­ner, (1999–2008), asso­ciate pro­fes­sor of polit­i­cal econ­omy at George Wythe Uni­ver­sity, the author of the highly praised inspi­ra­tional novel “Dark Rose,” and edi­tor in chief of Self-Educated American.