2014년 11월 29일 토요일

[발췌: Hayek's Constitution of Liberty] Why I Am Not a Conservative

출처: F. A. Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty: The Definitive Edition (University of Chicago Press, 2011)
자료: 구글도서


※ 발췌(excerpts):

Postscript: Why I Am Not a Conservative


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(p. 523-1) Let me return, however, to the main point, which is the characteristic complacency of the conservative toward the action of established authority and his prime concern that this authority be not weakened rather than that its power be kept within bounds. This is difficult to reconcile with the preservation of liberty. In general, it can probably be said that the conservative does not object to coercion or arbitrary power so long as it is used for what he regards as the right purposes. He believes that if government is in the hands of decent men, it ought not to be too much restricted by rigid rules. Since he is essentially opportunist and lacks principles, his main hope must be that the wise and the good will rule─not merely by example, as we all mush wish, but by authority given to them and enforced by them. [n.7] Like the socialist, he is less concerned with the problem of how the powers of government should be limited than with that of who wields them; and, like socialist, he regards himself as entitled to force the value he holds on other people.

(p. 523-2) When I say that the conservative lacks principles, I do not mean to suggest that he lacks moral conviction. The typical conservative is indeed usually a ... ...

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