“Roger Scruton succinctly captures the point in his book, How To Be A Conservative. ‘Conservatism starts from a sentiment that all mature people can readily share: the sentiment that good things are easily destroyed, but not easily created.’ In the name of justice, we too often get knee-jerk progressivism that erodes and destroys some of the best gifts handed down to us for tackling injustice. ‘The work of destruction,’ Scruton observes, ‘is quick, easy, and exhilarating; the work of creation is slow, laborious, and dull.’ But such creative conserving work is germane to securing the goods necessary for the poor to prosper.”

As quoted in James K.A. Smith’s article:

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