"the importance of rectifying our use of political language."
we are "caught in a linguistic double-bind."
"How then is the free enterprise system conservative?"
"What do they want to conserve?"
We share a common set of cultural assumptions,
see p. 45.
His critique of Limbaugh for "A radically reductionist way of thinking."
"The historical baggage that now encumbers the core ideas of both liberalism and conservatism ensures that the abstractions of the past will continue to marginalize what the classical liberal thinkers did not understand: the connections that sustainable ecosystems have with cultural beliefs and practices...."
"The question what do we want to conserve in the face of ecological uncertainties leads to.... a more accountable use of our political language"
Mindful Conservatism, C.A. Bowers,