Political philosophy stands between the profundities of metaphysics, on the one hand, and the wisdom of prudence and parsimony in making public decisions on the other. Conservative political philosophy will emerge with force when Americans have realized the class war must not be permitted—if society is to survive in a civilized manner. A conservative statement of political philosophy must attempt to be more than a restrictive, national view; it must seek those elements which have some universal significance, a significance that is either historical or at the moment broader than one modern state. The conservative in search of the metaphysics of order returns to the classical statements of man's problem, and he follows on through on those who have been able to see the beginnings of political philosophy in the work of the Greeks. The conservative insists a society in which the Burkean code is realized will be one in which class harmony prevails.