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Jones' Lecture Nov. 10, 2011

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Political Science
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Political Science 1020E
Charles Jones

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Lecture: Socialism Nov. 10 , 2011  Conservatism (Final)  Socialism in General  Early Socialism, Karl Marx  Read to pg. 151-190 B&D Traditional Conservatism - Michael Oakeshot 1901-1990: modern day Burkean - Protect and preserve the social fabric - Interconnected individuals - Politics is attending to social arrangements Conservatism Today - individualist conservatism, neo-conservatism, religious conservatism Individualist Conservatism - Ronald Reagan (US president) - Margaret Thatcher - “free market” conservatives - freedom to compete without government interference - ‘no such thing as society’ (Thatcher) - cut spending for health and welfare, but increase spending for military Neo-conservatism - Dick Cheney – former vice-president - Disillusioned 1960s welfare liberals - Capitalism’s cultural contradictions - General cultural decline - ‘pre-emptive war’ and ‘regime change’ The Religious Right - Christian fundamentalism - Bring Christian morality into politics - Economic liberals, cultural interventionists - War on terror Posner on Conservatisms - economic conservatives - security conservatives - social (mainly religious) conservatives - disagreements amongst conservatives Socialism in General - basic goods should be produced with the aim of benef
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