The whole modern world has divided itself into
Conservatives and Progressives. The business
of Progressives is to go on making mistakes.
The business of Conservatives is to prevent
mistakes from being corrected. Even when the
revolutionist might himself repent of his
revolution, the traditionalist is already
defending it as part of his tradition.
Thus we have two great types —
the advanced person who rushes us into ruin,
and the retrospective person who admires the ruins.