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“In my previous article,” writes Beliefnet’s Dr. Jack Kerwick, “I wrote about George S. Schuyler, a great conservative who also happened to have been black. Since his death in 1977, he has, unfortunately, been forgotten. It is with an eye toward rectifying this situation that I write about him.”

That Schuyler could lay legitimate claim to the conservative tradition is born out by a few things, says Dr. Kerwick, “namely, his belief in the tradition or culturally-constituted character of human life; his rejection of rapid and revolutionary change; and his anti-utopianism. Though each of these ideas is conceptually distinct, in conservative thought they tend to be intertwined.”

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