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Department
Political Science
Course
POLI 1119
Professor
N.Walsh
Semester
Winter

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Conservatism and Liberalism Conservatism  Classical conservatism thought hierarchy was good for society  Felt that if there was no hierarchy, society would descent into chaos and madness  Looked to the state and say that they have the responsibilities to society as a whole  Classical Torie-ism  Sense of obligation to society  Slow, cautious change; emphasized role of tradition of hierarchy  Less focused on the individual; society and state must be functional  In 18 century, this was the key debate  Major force was merchant class
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