I have found some apt descriptions and good insights in Richard Weaver’s Ideas Have Consequences. My edition has a foreword by Roger Kimball. ISBN: 978-0-226-09006-1. Some quotes below, which I may add to, as I have time.
Kimball, in the foreword:
The point is that the choices life presents us with, especially in wartime, are often not between good and bad but between bad and worse. That is a central conservative insight… (pg xv)
Weaver, in his introduction:
In considering the world to which these matters are addressed, I have been chiefly impressed by the difficulty of getting certain … continue reading...