Gerry T. Neal wrote:Thank you for posting a link to this styky. George Parkin Grant is one of my favorite writers and I have cited him frequently in my essays. A couple of years ago, when I wrote an essay ("Red is Not the Colour of Toryism")explaining why "Red Toryism" is not traditional Toryism I made reference to Gad Horowitz and Dalton Camp but deliberately made no reference to Grant. Grant disliked the term "Red Toryism" although those who coined it regarded themselves as his followers. He and his wife Sheila (whom he met in England while he was studying at Oxford at a meeting of a society organized by none other than C. S. Lewis for discussion of religious and philosophical topics) were strong critics of euthanasia and abortion, unlike most of the people the phrase "Red Tory" brings to mind. It is Grant's criticism of capitalism that caused him to be labelled a "Red Tory", but that criticism is seldom understood either by those who think they are his followers, or those who would criticize him for it. Grant saw capitalism as a force that must necessarily result in rapid change and the devastation of time-honoured social institutions. In this he was 100% correct, which is why it is foolish to equate conservatism with capitalism. Where I don't quite agree with him myself, is in his conclusion that socialism is more stable. I see socialism as developed form of capitalism, rather than as capitalism's opposite.
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