Right-wingers often hail Edmund Burke as a founding father of modern conservatism. His Reflections on the Revolution in France is based on fear of the mob — and a racialized worldview that blames Jews for upsetting the “natural” social order.
Aidan Beatty teaches at the Frederick Honors College of the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of Private Property and the Fear of Social Chaos.
Marriage equality has finally come to Ireland. But what does the victory say about the state of the gay liberation movement?