Re: [eldil] Liberalism and conservatism
- Hi Steve
That's a good list, but you missed out Distributism (invented by Catholic social theorists, and I *think* espoused by Chesterton): the distribution of power to the lowest possible level, and the fair allocation of goods and services. Kind of a more practical version of Anarchism.
Here's where I fit personally on the various spectra:
LEFT <-- --> RIGHT
<-- Libertarian / Liberal -->
(I'd be an anarchist in an ideal world)
<-- Mixed Economy -->
<-- Radical -->
(there was no middle ground on that one)
(or Distributism, but without the Catholic overtones)
As regards Lewis' politics, I'd say he made himself fairly clear about them in That Hideous Strength.
There's an excellent article about the politics and theology of Unitarians here: