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Classic Conservatism

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Sukhjeet Hunjan

on 8 March 2013

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Transcript of Classic Conservatism

CLASSIC
CONSERVATISM EDMUND
BURKE CLASSICAL LIBERALISM REVOLUTIONARY
CHANGES
(didn't support
the French
Revolution) Change needs
to respect past generations Uninformed people shouldn't have a say in government. Rosseau's "general will of the pp"
was unrealistic + dangerous ideas
ruled by uneducated and
disinterested



CHAOS 4 Beliefs - People don't have equal abilities.
- Government should be chosen by a minority
of people who have special rights & resp.
- Leaders should be humanitarian.
- Stability of society. BLAST TO THE FUTURE CC TODAY
-*EMPHASIS ON THE EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY*
-Limited government involvement in the economy
-Very limited range of social welfare programs
-Emphasis on populism
-Traditional values should only be changed slowly
-Maintain traditional social values
-Distrust of trade unionism Margret Thatcher
-Instituted policies that promoted privatization
-Fought against unionism (opposing the EU & the UK Miners’ Strike)
-Reinstated the principles of conservatism in Britain Ronald Reagan
- Ostracized any positive views of communism in America
- Created a public perception that portrayed communism
in a very negative light
- Placed an emphasis on populism Brian Mulroney
-Promoted the idea of free trade within
North America (NAFTA)
-Promoted the idea of creating equal
opportunity POLITICAL PARTIES
-The Conservative Party (UK)
-The Republican Party (US)
-The Conservative Party of Canada Thank you! BIBLIOGRAPHY

http://www.sfu.ca/~aheard/101/conservatism.html
http://responsestoliberalism-period2.wikispaces.com/Classical+Conservatism
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