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Unformatted text preview: be based on any rational ideas or be designed to grant excessive amounts of political freedom. Any political system should be aimed at preserving order. No changes should be too radical; all that is good in society should be preserved. There must be continuity between the past and the present (eg. Traditional institutions, radical ruling class, etc) Abstract political principles and ideologies should be treated with suspicion and generally opposed. The state should promote individualism, and maximum opportunities for the people. Private property ownership should be encouraged. The aim of conservatism has always been to conserve what is good and to improve what is bad. Francis Pym, The Politics of Consent, 1984....
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- Summer '08