You'll enjoy it! There is so much to read!
Thanks,the trouble with short posts is that they are open to misunderstanding. Of course there is a serious problem with stuff you mention. It needs to be refuted, not just declaimed against.
Yes, but no one has shut you down...as your post proves!
Completely wrong, a society which does not fund the arts will soon die.
As to enlightenment values, a book that should be MUCH better known in conservative circles is R. R. Palmer's, "Catholics and Unbelievers in Eighteenth Century France" ( Yale, 1939, but republished in 1961). It deals well with the critics of the enlightenment. Voltaire and his chums did not have it all their own way...and they didn't like it up 'em!
P. S. The book's gist is that Burke was not the first.
What is of interest in all this is the importance that is once more being attributed to symbols. This is very positive development, even if in many instances its application is wrong headed..
As to Covid,one of my friends who has had it, along with his whole family, made the point that its symptoms are EXTREMELY VARIED.
There was also the disgrace of the Cheltenham race meeting. Everyone who attended should hang their heads in shame.
State organisations are good at dealing with specific and clearly defined problems. The British vaccine roll out has been a good example of this. Such examples do weaken the case of the extreme economic liberals who say that the state can never do anything well. But as soon as the activities of the state of state begin to undermine the price system chaos ensues. The result is what Ludwig Von Mises called "planned chaos".