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.