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August 31, 2011
The American Conservative
by the editor  
Posted in Commentary

"To fearful Englishmen, 'papists' were 'the apex of all evil' above 'all Pagans, all Mussulmen.' Burke demanded civil liberty -- 'a liberal and honourable condition' for them anyway. He was not oblivious to minority dangers, nor indifferent to public orthodoxy. But who can imagine him alongside such Islam-baiters as Herman Cain or Pamela Geller, shouting about Sharia or boasting of plans to exclude an unpopular minority from public office? A great imposture has taken place. Whatever else the likes of Cain or Geller may be, if Burke is a conservative, they are not." (08/30/11)  

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