Buchanan called his approach politics without romance, but he urged classical liberals to promote an ethos that would inspire the general public to imagine a better political community. This seeming paradoxa call for both political realism and idealismreflected Buchanans emphasis on constitutional rules of order and a disdain for the rule of elites.
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