Conservatism appears to be in crisis: climate change calls for environmental policies, the welfare state must be reformed (but not be abolished), the financial crisis has exposed the flaws of markets. Many conservatives struggle to articulate their answers - or do they?
Conservatives must modernize - by returning to their roots. The basic tenets of conservative beliefs still hold: The skepticism towards radical change, the commitment to stability in a risky world, and the desire to leave behind a better world for our children.
Conservatism is not in crisis. In an uncertain world, personal and fiscal responsibility is required more than ever. Conservative politics can provide the blueprint for policies that are rooted in conviction and responsibility rather than poll numbers.