The conservative love of localism is related to a love of little aristocrats, the notion of which drives conservatism. An elder Buckley supposedly saying he would be a Leftist were he a young man today (shortly before he died, that is). The, yeah-their-that-stereotype-fulfilling rituals of The Party of the Right at Yale. Burke as a modern because of his belief in recovery. The romantic qualities of the right and the discourse of loss. Traditionalists vs. libertarians with the American conservative movement. A Hayek reading club for the left and understanding the free market as a counterrevolutionary moment. Freedom in Hayek as purely instrumental. Eugene Genovese being wrong about the slaveholders being anti-capitalist. And many more interesting tidbits in this conversation between Doug Henwood of LBO and Corey Robin, the author of The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin.
A fascinating conversation which I highly recommend.
I'll definitely be getting Robin's book once I have the cash for it.