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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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The main purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of religious IH and SH on moral foundations, controlling for political conservatism and religious commitment.
And whereas the English flavor of Oakeshott's articulation of political conservatism is indeed unmistakable, it is but a variant of the dominant understanding of classical conservatism, since it first assumed a recognizably distinct shape in the words of Edmund Burke, widely regarded as the "patron saint" of modern conservatism.
Closed-mindedness mediates the effect of threat on political conservatism. Unpublished manuscript.
Whatever the reason for the correlation between political conservatism and performance in business and finance related classes, their study suggests that political conservatism is associated with a higher aptitude for finance and other business subjects.
The tabloid that shifted toward political conservatism under the brief ownership of Rupert Murdoch more than two decades ago now says that it is "rethinking our stance on several issues, including the most pressing issue facing Americans today: Bush's war in Iraq."
OEuvres completes (Paris: Hachette, 1904-14)), that obscures the true radicalism of the Caracteres, present in the ways in which La Bruyere, for all his political conservatism and religious orthodoxy, shocks the reader into seeing things in a new and disconcerting light.
His argument is straightforward: "Graham's commitments to political conservatism, as well as an evangelical theology marked by individualism and otherworldliness, precluded his ministry from ever becoming even a pale imitation of King's." Though sometimes aligned with King on significant issues like the War on Poverty, much more common was Graham's refusal to advance King's "beloved community," a thesis Long proves through systematic critiques of Graham's apocalyptic theology, hyper-patriotism, racial prejudice, capitalist proclivities, and unabashed militarism.
On the one hand, the party state has continued to play a significant role in manipulating public opinion, as evidenced by rising political conservatism and a declining sense of political efficacy in the 1990s.
Extending this logic to the res publica, Loris Petris astutely notes the link between Neo-Stoicism and political conservatism among Renaissance magistrates, who typically view social and governmental injustice as a trial to be endured rather than changed.
Early liberal satirists helped oppose the nation's leaders and their policies, providing an alternative to political conservatism during the 1950s and 60s: REVEL WITH A CAUSE focuses on the use of comedy and satire to prove alternative commentary and nonconforming ideas to the public.
One measure whereby we could decide the question of whether a new "type" of political conservatism is emerging would be to consider whether other paradigms of political thought than the Burkean conservatism invoked by Minister Abbott (or at times by the PM (Irving, 2004)), better allow us to comprehend these changes.
Skepticism and modern political conservatism have been linked together since at least the time of the French Revolution.