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Forum Post: What is conservatism?

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 27, 2012, 5:42 p.m. EST by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai
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The term "conservatism" is used among self-styled "conservatives" to mean two very distinct things. In its healthy employment, "conservatism" means defense of the republican principles of the American system against imported varieties of British liberalism and radicalism.

In its foolish, destructive version, "conservatism" is identified with the tradition of British secret intelligence service agent Sir John Robinson's subversion of the Federalist Party during the late 1790s. The latter is "antilabor" conservatism: "trade unions are the cause of inflation, and most of our other problems."

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