Conservatism: An Anthology of Social and Political Thought from David Hume to the Present

Conservatism An Anthology of Social and Political Thought from David Hume to the Present A richly diverse intelligently designed and helpfully annotated introduction to the world of conservative theory No comparable collection that I know of is as broad and unparochial as this one Thoma

  • Title: Conservatism: An Anthology of Social and Political Thought from David Hume to the Present
  • Author: Jerry Z. Muller
  • ISBN: 9780691037110
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Paperback
  • A richly diverse, intelligently designed, and helpfully annotated introduction to the world of conservative theory No comparable collection that I know of is as broad and unparochial as this one Thomas Pangle, University of TorontoAt a time when the label conservative is indiscriminately applied to fundamentalists, populists, libertarians, fascists, and the advocat A richly diverse, intelligently designed, and helpfully annotated introduction to the world of conservative theory No comparable collection that I know of is as broad and unparochial as this one Thomas Pangle, University of TorontoAt a time when the label conservative is indiscriminately applied to fundamentalists, populists, libertarians, fascists, and the advocates of one or another orthodoxy, this volume offers a nuanced and historically informed presentation of what is distinctive about conservative social and political thought It is an anthology with an argument, locating the origins of modern conservatism within the Enlightenment and distinguishing between conservatism and orthodoxy.Bringing together important specimens of European and American conservative social and political analysis from the mid eighteenth century through our own day, Conservatism demonstrates that while the particular institutions that conservatives have sought to conserve have varied, there are characteristic features of conservative argument that recur over time and across national borders.

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    1. Such a great read. Conservatism as a monolithich ideology is hard to define because what is being conserved is always changing: monarchy, moral systems, aristocracies, the American Constitution, etc. But the editor argues that there are underlying conservative principles that do not change, and he demonstrates this through a selection of conservative authors dating from before the French Revolution to the current day. A few conservative ideas that I found particularly fascinating. First, conserv [...]

    2. Great non-biased overview of the history of conservatism. Think 18th Century liberalism and not the modern day 'conservative' party.

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