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Quote from Friedrich August von Hayek,

"Unlike liberalism, with its fundamental belief in the long-range power of ideas,
conservatism is bound by the stock of ideas inherited at a given time. And since it does
not really believe in the power of argument, its last resort is generally a claim to superior
wisdom, based on some self-arrogated superior quality."


Friedrich August von Hayek (more quotes by Friedrich August von Hayek or books by/about Friedrich August von Hayek)

(1899-1992), Nobel Laureate of Economic Sciences 1974


"Why I Am Not a Conservative," postcript to The Constitution of Liberty [1960] (Chicago: Henry Regnery, 1972)

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