Ethos or Movement?

By Patrick J. Deneen for FRONT PORCH REPUBLIC

Overheard last night at the American Spectator Gala.

“Conservatism must remain a movement. If it ceases to be a movement, it will become nothing more than an ethos.”

–R. Emmett Tyrell, Jr.

Does this mean, conversely, that if conservatism is a Movement, it ceases to be an ethos?  Recent history may suggest an answer.


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