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PowerPoint presentation on neoconservatism from a 2nd year political philosophy course
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NEOCONSERVATISM

CONSERVATISM
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Edmund Burke Michael Oakeshott Pessimistic view of human nature Limited intelligence, capacity to understand complex human relations Suspicion of deliberate, large-scale [especially government] innovations Preference for incremental change Collective, practical wisdom reflected in established practices and institutions Affirmation of hierarchy, authority, noblesse oblige

NEOCONSERVATISM
A reaction to the excesses of modernity  relativism  nihilism  individualism  ‘progress’  scientific/technological dominance  lost sense of the ‘sacred’  egalitarian excesses

NEOCONSERVATISM
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A resurgence in the popularity of conservative ideas limited government reduced government size and scope reduced government spending reduced government regulation greater reliance on the free market protection of social traditions and institutions family religion

NEOCONSERVATISM
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Increased protection crime control military spending/initiatives ‘values’ ‘social conservatism’ family values vs relativism/secular humanism sexual morality anti-abortion ‘fiscal conservatism’

NEOCONSERVATIVE TENSIONS
Reduction / expansion of government  Fiscal conservatism focuses primarily on reducing government  Social conservatism supports increases in government to protect society/traditions  Populism  Champions the ‘common sense of the common people’
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NEOCONSERVATIVE ROOTS
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Irving Kristol Daniel Bell Seymour Martin Lipset Daniel Patrick Moynihan Anti-communist Suspicious of government-focused, progressive social agendas affirmative action social welfare Sought solutions in established ideas, practices and institutions

RESPONSES TO THE PROBLEM OF MODERNITY
NEOCONSERVATIVE  Revival of classical, established ideas and practices  authority  objective truth/morality  faith/ religion  reason alone cannot sustain a political order

RESPONSES TO THE PROBLEM OF MODERNITY
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Can reason/science support the respect or tolerance needed for liberty and basic equality? Both neoconservatives and postmoderns think not. What can support the respect essential for liberty? Some postmoderns suggest that skepticism about truth/morality, tentativeness against dogmatism could support the respect or tolerance needed for liberty and basic equality. Many neoconservatives think faith or something like reverence, or the sacred is necessary.

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