The Economist: The global crisis in conservatism

At its best conservatism can be a steadying influence. It is reasonable and wise; it values competence; it is not in a hurry. Those days are over. Today’s right is on fire and it is dangerous.

I’m not a conservative but I understand why some are. The Economist explains the damage the rise of the far right is inflicting on conservative politics and, by extension, effective democracy.