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Who Stole Conservatism? : Capitalism and the Disappearance of Traditional Conservatism (Hardcover)

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The author argues that the conservatism that exists today does not resemble the traditional conservatism (which began in the late 19th century) of Edmund Burke, John Adams, Henry Adams, Richard Weaver, Russell Kirk, and other political thinkers, and is instead rooted in capitalism and materialism. He describes how conservatism has changed into individualism, libertarianism, and materialism from that which espouses tradition, moral values, religion, and skeptical attitudes toward political trends, and contends that core social, cultural, and political values should not be sacrificed for self-interest. He outlines the roles of Burke, John Henry Newman, and others, as well as the French Revolution; conservatives and liberals in early America; the role of robber barons and social Darwinism in the “theft” of conservatism; how conservatives and progressives changed; types and tensions in modern conservatism; presidential campaigns like those of Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan; and the Tea Party. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 179
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Political Ideologies / Conservatism + Liberalism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Author: Mario R. Di Nunzio
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 2016
TCIN: 51452100
UPC: 9781440852824
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-5429
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