Reverse Economic Imperialism (REI)

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Charles Mackay, in his Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds wrote, “Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one.” 1 History is in great part the history of the crowd. What the crowd thinks is what counts. Crowds tend … Continue reading Reverse Economic Imperialism (REI)

Banzai Conservatism

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Banzai Conservatism has conservatism at its heart. Combining a disposition to preserve with an ability to improve (Burke). Conservatives are people who love something actual and want to retain it (Scruton), but from time to time they also need to defend that something actual. In other words, often in their battle of a generation, they need to fight to defend their love. … Continue reading Banzai Conservatism