Originally Posted by Belloc
Yes I do. I tend to emphasize the primary influence of religion, philosophy(ideas), and culture on the course of history as opposed to mere politics and economics. In that sense you could say I have a more idealist conception of history as opposed to a materialist one.
You are saying politics and economics are not ideas? You obviously are speaking of idealism in the Hegelian sense. Perhaps you mean intellectual history instead, or the progress of ideas rather than events.