Man is a creature with a dual nature: an individual spirit that longs for a sense of connection to their fellow man. Conservatives celebrate that individual spirit but also seek to nurture a voluntary community built around shared principles, experiences, and a sense of something greater than the individual. The Radical seeks to destroy these communities at every chance they get. When the individual is isolated they are ripe to be exploited by the Radical's siren call of "community" which is nothing more than a despotic state of misery.
The conservative is ultimately concerned with just what effect a new idea or policy will have on the societal order. Radicals are so insistent on change for the sake of change that they cannot comprehend what their ideas will ultimately do to the bonds that connect generation to generation.
Ben breaks down the current battle within the Republican Party's conservative wing between Classical Liberals and an ideological bent to conservatism that believes government is there to "do the common good" or "do justice".