My new piece is up at Quadrant Online:
In today’s Australia, many conservatives seek to preserve the most radical and egalitarian structures in human history – the liberal institutions which emerged over the past 400 years to underpin the freedoms and prosperity ordinary people enjoy.
This is an unseen reversal in today’s politics. The people who seek to conserve institutions and the rule of law are in fact radical and egalitarian in historical terms. Those that seek to “reform”- Labor and their Left supporters – inevitably argue for greater centralised and bureaucratic control that directs and limits people’s choices and prosperity.