Conservatives Should Advocate a Humble Foreign Policy

Tom Woods on the utopian Wilsonian foreign policy and its place in the conservative movement:

“But it is the various forms of Wilsonianism, uttered apparently in all seriousness, that most decisively disqualify neoconservatism from any place within the conservative intellectual tradition.

It says a great deal about the state of conservative thought in America that messianic utopianism could be confused with conservatism. To the contrary, such an ideology, whereby there exists some moral obligation to spread democracy and to “free” the various unfree peoples of the world, is precisely what the great conservative Edmund Burke meant when he spoke of the “armed doctrines” of the French Revolution.”

–Woods Jr., Thomas E. (2014-10-14). Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion (Kindle Locations 578-581). . Kindle Edition.

 

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