Burkert, whose important books onnGreek religion are only now beingntranslated into English. FritznSchachermeyr is cited but once. Doesnthe literary mind prefer silly nonsensento sound research? Tolkien and Housmanndid not. Does the political conser-natism of Meyer and Burkert makenthem unpalatable? Or is it but one morenof the crooked paths the creative imaginationnmust tread in the darkness on thenother side of the Berlin Wall? ccnE. Christian Kopff is professor ofnclassics at the University of Coloradonand an editor of Classical Journal.nThe LibertariannTemptationnby Christopher MuldornFreedom and Virtue: The Conservative/LibertariannDebate; Edited bynGeorge VV. Carey; IntercollegiatenStudies Institute/University Press ofnAmerica; Lanham, ID.nIs it possible for the traditional conser-natie concern with virtue and the goodnsociety to be reconciled with the libertariannemphasis on individual freedom?nShould libertarianism be considerednpart of conservatism, or is it an aliennpresence? These are some of the crucialnquestions editor George W; Carev andna variety of conserative and libertariannauthors examine in Freedom andnVirtue.nSetting the terms of this debate isndifficult, since conservatives and libertarians,nas Carey notes, move in essenhalhndifferent moral worlds. Most conservatives,ntrue to their Burkean roots,nthink of man as a historical being. Thenindividual exists in the matrix of anplurality of authorities and lives withinnsocial traditions. But if conservativesnare thus in basic agreement with WilhelmnDilthey’s belief that man revealsnhimself not through philosophical speculationnbut through history, libertariansngenerally adhere to a different view. AsnJohn Hospers points out, libertariansndecide on the proper course of action bynconsulting theorems derived from theirnaxioms, not the real world.nConservatives claim that the degreenof individual freedom proposed by libertariansnmay erode public and privatenvirtue. 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