"Conservatism should be held out as the only example of the antidote to tyranny"
This statement is the well-spring of all conservative duplicity and/or stupidity, according Conor--
But for some reason he is prone to making dogmatic statements so dubious that it is impossible to treat them charitably, because either the man is asserting things he doesn’t believe, or else his ideology has utterly blinded him to reality.
Conor than draws a bunch of really inapposite parallels, like--
Did conservatism end apartheid in South Africa? Or drive the British from India? Did the Allied powers led by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin triumph over the tyranny of Nazi Germany via the antidote of conservatism? In the Spanish Civil War weren’t the eventual tyrants and the conservatives on the same side?