Conservatism: Traditional, Neo-Conservatism, Individualist

Conservatism Classical Conservatism Contemporary North America Conservatism Traditional Conservatism Individualist Conservatism Neo-Conservatism Social/Religious Conservatism Key Ideas Differences between early or classical conservatives and self-proclaimed conservatives of recent years Opposed to “social engineering” of society by society, social groups, or government Humans are imperfect & no structure can make them perfect Government has very limited or…

Liberalism: Classical, Reform, Contemporary

Liberalism Classical Liberalism 1700s-1800s Locke & Smith Reform Liberalism 1800s-1900s Mill & Green Contemporary Liberalism 1930s- Keynes (1930s) & Rawls (1970s) Key Ideas Personal freedom – freedom from coercion Limited government – state serves & performs limited functions Equality of right – everyone must abide by laws, which must be applied equally and impartially Consent…