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Conservatism

The philosophy that what has been done should continue to be done as long as there is not a positive reason to change it. Conservatives may favor class distinctions as natural, or at least not harmful. In modern times, conservatism has become associated with the political right, or the belief that capitalism and the free market tend to best determine how an economy ought to be organized.

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Buckley, first with his 1951 book God and Man at Yale and then with the 1955 launch of the magazine National Review, took on the task of publicizing conservative ideas and laying the groundwork for what would later coalesce into the current conservative movement.
Primarily a work of intellectual history, it attempts to explain how the conservative movement reached this low point in its fortunes--and what alternatives were excluded in the process.
Christians figure widely in the conservative movement, and "evangelicalism and intellectualism are not incompatible.
The decision concludes more than two years of negotiations between the Israeli government, representatives of the Jewish Federations of North America, the Reform and Conservative movements in the U.
The Conservative Movement, in short, applies historical, critical methods to the study of the biblical text.
If the conservative movement has been a brake on any of these dire trends, it has been a Prius brake on a Mack truck.
Those in the conservative movement resistant to making peace with the main criteria of this program--the extension of civil marriage rights, the right to serve openly in the military, the right to adopt children, and the acceptance of homosexuality itself as a benign, naturally occurring feature of humanity--continue to think of the gay rights movement as it was in its heyday of the immediate post-Stonewall era.
Palin has reportedly waived the fee for some charitable events, but what's billed as a meeting of the grass-roots conservative movement is not among those.
A Glorious Disaster: Barry Goldwater's Presidential Campaign and the Origins of the Conservative Movement.
deftly gave the conservative movement a patina of respectability by repudiating Welch and the Birchers, whom he labeled as kooks, and by drawing a distinction between McCarthy, whose personal flaws he acknowledged, and McCarthyism, which Buckley claimed was necessary to save the republic.
AND THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT comes from one who wrote his first cover story for the renowned conservative magazine National Review in 1969 when he was fourteen, becoming its youngest senior editor at age 23, and is a fine memoir of his friendship with William F.
Wednesday marked the first installment of "Reinventing Conservatism," described as a series that will "showcase a revolving series of essays by some of today's biggest thinkers in the conservative movement.

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