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Conservatism and Politics
Conservatism and politics

There are very few works on conservative social and political thought that both go beyond the national context and the time of its origin (Muller, 1995: 1). There are, however, obvious reasons for this. Since conservatism is concerned with the non-universal specificity of the period and context it is formulated time after time; thus, the problem of generalization becomes crucial. Another reason is its positionality: in times of social disintegration, conservatism is defined by its enemies as such thinking that stresses the need for tradition, stability and institutions.

My attempt in this first part of the book is to trace the origins of radical conservatism. Then, we first have to define what we mean by ‘conservatism’, define its basic characteristics and ...

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