Democracy does not leave any room for morals; the only absolute it acknowledges is the will of the individual. There is no such thing as a republican democracy, for democracy excludes any res publica. ~Claude Polin, Chronicles (December 2005)
Unfortunately, Prof. Polin’s article is available only in the print edition, but it is a must-read. It could very easily be a short manifesto of paleoconservatism. The entire article, “Conservatism as Medicine,” is well worth reading, and it has a number of gems like the one given above. Go out and get a copy today!