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Jones / Intro to Academic Writing Conservative/Liberal: Definitions Conservative : advocating support of established institutions; tending or disposed to maintain existing views, conditions, or institutions; traditional; marked by moderation or caution; Conservatism: a political philosophy based on tradition and social stability, stressing established institutions, and preferring gradual development to abrupt change; the tendency to prefer an existing or traditional situation to change.
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Unformatted text preview: Liberal: generous or open-handed; one who is not strict in the observance of orthodox, traditional or established forms or ways; an advocate or adherent of liberalism esp. in individual rights; broad-minded esp. not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or traditional forms; Liberalism: a political philosophy based on belief in progress, the essential goodness of man, and the autonomy of the individual and standing for the protection of political and civil liberties....
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This note was uploaded on 05/13/2011 for the course ENGL 102 taught by Professor Wiltz during the Spring '08 term at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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