Conservatism : the fight for a tradition /

"The sharp polarisation of left and right is commonly dwelt on as the big political handicap of our times. Angry divisions on the right itself get less attention. Conservatism fills that gap. Across Europe and the US, a liberal right is at war with an illiberal right. As the leading force in po...

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Main Author: Fawcett, Edmund (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2020]
Table of Contents:
  • Part I : Conservatism's forerunners. Critics of revolution
  • Part II : What conservatism is. Character, outlook, and labelling of conservatism
  • Part III : Conservatism's first phase (1830-80) : resisting liberalism. Parties and politicians : a right without authority
  • Ideas and thinkers : turning reason against liberalism
  • Part IV : Conservatism's second phase (1880-1945) : adaptation and compromise. Parties and politicians : authority recovered and squandered
  • Ideas and thinkers : distrust of democracy and of public reason
  • Part V : Conservatism's third phase (1945-80) : political command and intellectual recovery. Parties and politicians : recovering nerve and rewinning power
  • Ideas and thinkers : answering liberal orthodoxies
  • Part VI : Conservatism's fourth phase (1980-the present) : hyper-liberalism and the hard right. Parties and politicians : letting in the hard right
  • Ideas and thinkers : yes or no to a hyper-liberal status quo
  • Coda : Choices for the right.