If his theme requires a genuinely obscure noun--"neoterist
" (p.175), "philodoxer" (p.189), or "caducity" (p.542)--then use that noun he does; but he scorns obscurity as a goal.
among us will doubtlessly dismiss Versluis's witness as being incipiently insular, romantic, escapist, elegiac, out of touch with the daunting demands of present--day realities.
What Weaver has to say about the deformation of language is especially of interest to conservatives who are disturbed by what is happening to a conservative order and to its tradition and ideas, that is to say, the shifts and now the general drift of a conservative faith in its contemporary versions, thus exacerbating the difficulty of defining conservatism or retrieving it from the tribe of neoterists
who have their own ambitions and who will conveniently twist and transform the conservative impulse or norms.