Friday, February 07, 2003

Cultural Change

Vodkapundit is right that it's not a good idea to be reactionary and too strongly averse to cultural innovation. Some of the new pop now will be a classic to people living in future centuries. Innovation makes wealth and makes life better. But conservatives are right that continuity, what Lao-tzu called the well-worn path in a field, has sublime value. If nothing stays, nothing's deep. To deny either is either too reactionary or too shallow.