Wednesday, April 17

Of Bullfighting and Bull.

In the course of this report from Madrid (no envy here, I assure you) on the difference between the relaxed Spanish appreciation of bullfighting and the frenzied English crusade against fox-hunting, Daniel Johnson demonstrates the possible reconciliation of traditional liberalism, which today is most frequently manifested as a strain of libertarianism, and Burkean conservatism. All that, and he manages to quote both Ortega y Gasset and Hans-Georg Gadamer!