Conservatives and Progressives

The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. Even when the revolutionist might himself repent of his revolution, the traditionalist is already defending it as part of his tradition. Thus we have two great types—the advanced person who rushes us into ruin, and the retrospective person who admires the ruins.

— G.K. Chesterton, The Illustrated London News, April 19, 1924

Author: Father Silouan Thompson

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  1. Do you have the text of the entire April 19, 1924 article?
    If so could you send it to me?

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