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Good take. I think a lot of people on both ends of the political spectrum miss the main point Chesterton was trying to make: that blind progress can unknowingly toss out genuinely good and prosocial ideas/institutions just because they are old and seem antiquated. Not all old things should be disposed of, and not all new things are better than what they displaced!

The flip side of it is that so-called conservatives should be courageous enough to regularly revisit their ideas and update their mental model as needed. Not all old things should be preserved and saved, and we must be able to put them aside when they no longer serve us.

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