A Christian pacifist who was thrown in jail for being a counter-revolutionary during the French Revolution and swore off revolutionary violence. Not a socialist.
Your shitty opinion has been discarded. "Utopian" socialism was not actually socialism. Any socialism that does not set as a goal the abolition of private property cannot in any meaningful sense be described as "socialist".>Liberals aren't that bad at state building
They are. Like >>1001793
pointed out, the only reason liberalism ever achieved hegemony was by conceding multiple times to left wing and socialist forces in terms of welfare state programs. Now that the communist threat is gone everything is being taken off the table. Prices of food, education, housing, insurance, transportation, and everything is going up while wages have stagnated. I agree that a socialist revolution is unlikely however you mistook that as me expecting liberalism to continue. It's not. Everything is collapsing before our eyes.
Paternalistic Conservatism ala Metternich and the rest will always be closer to socialism than liberalism. This is irrefutable I'm not even going to bother getting into it because it's obvious you do no research judging by how you threw out Simon as an example of someone who enjoyed the French Revolution when you didn't even realize he was persecuted by it.