Counter-revolutionaries: “The Left’s Best Students”

"A file photo dated 16 December 1993, shows US Political Science Professor Samuel P. Huntington talking during the Yearly Conference Francisco Fernandez Ordonez in Madrid, Spain. Influential political scientist and former Harvard professor Samuel Phillips Huntington has died aged 81, the university reported on its website on 27 December. Huntington, who retired from active teaching at Harvard in 2007, died on 24 December at Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.He was best known for his views on the so-called clash of civilizations. Huntington argued that conflicts in our post-Cold War world would be rooted in cultural and religious differences among major civilizations, rather than ideological rifts between nations. "

“A file photo dated 16 December 1993, shows US Political Science Professor Samuel P. Huntington talking during the Yearly Conference Francisco Fernandez Ordonez in Madrid, Spain. Influential political scientist and former Harvard professor Samuel Phillips Huntington has died aged 81, the university reported on its website on 27 December. Huntington, who retired from active teaching at Harvard in 2007, died on 24 December at Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.He was best known for his views on the so-called clash of civilizations. Huntington argued that conflicts in our post-Cold War world would be rooted in cultural and religious differences among major civilizations, rather than ideological rifts between nations. “

“Beyond these simple professions of envy or admiration, the conservative actually copies and learns from the revolution he opposes. “To destroy that enemy,” Burke wrote of the Jacobins, “by some means or other, the force opposed to it should be made to bear some analogy and resemblance to the force and spirit that system exerts. This is one of the most interesting and least understood aspects of conservative ideology. While conservatives are hostile to the goals of the left, particularly the empowerment of society’s lower castes and classes, they often are the left’s best students. Sometimes, their studies are self-conscious and strategic, as they look to the left for ways to bend new vernaculars, or new media, to their suddenly delegitimated aims. Fearful that the philosophes had taken control of popular opinion in France, reactionary theologians in the middle of the eighteenth century looked at the example of their enemies.” – – Corey Robin, The Reactionary Mind. (Pp.49-50)

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