Nov 10 - Conservatism 3= & Socialism 1 Summary

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1 Summary of Politics 1020E Lecture: Conservatism (concluded) and Socialism, Part One (November 10, 2011) There is a recent version of traditional conservatism (such as Michael Oakeshott’s), which is Burkean, aiming to preserve received social arrangements and protect the social fabric. Individualist conservatism, on the other hand, is anti-welfare state, pro-free market, and pro-military spending. Neoconservatism, which in some forms emphasizes capitalism’s cultural contradictions, worries about cultural decline, and – more recently – promotes a ‘pre-emptive war on terror’ and ‘regime change’ as key elements of foreign policy. The American religious right is dominated by Christian fundamentalism and the project of bringing Christian morality into politics. The figures in this tradition tend to be economically liberal but culturally interventionist, that is, they want government to intervene in civil society to promote (their interpretation) of Christian values. We conclude our analysis of conservatism by discussing Richard
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course POLISCI 1020E taught by Professor Charlesjones during the Fall '11 term at UWO.

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