There is no return to the conservative consensus before Trump, which collapsed in 2016 . Every attempt to revive an unsuccessful conservative consensus preceding Trump would be misguided and harmful to the right. and the expansion of a rule-based international order. At best, the old consensus protects the natural rights of the Americans and the "transcendent dignity of the human person as the visible image of the invisible God" (Pope John Paul II, Centesimus Annus ) against degradation. of totalitarian regimes
But even during the Cold War, this conservatism too often followed the same Dutch liberalism, namely, the individual autonomy. The fetishization of autonomy has paradoxically brought about the tyranny that conservative conservatives claim to be the most disgusting. ,
Yes, the old conservative consensus has expressed respect for traditional values. But it did not slow down, much less the opposite, the darkening of the constant truths, the stability of the family, the municipal solidarity and many other things. She surrendered to the pornography of everyday life, the culture of death, the cult of competitiveness. He too often worshiped poisonous and cunning multiculturalism.