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The Death of Conservatism

  title={The Death of Conservatism},
  author={Sam Tanenhaus},
  • Sam Tanenhaus
  • Published 2009
  • Political Science
  • The main thesis of this essay is that US conservatism, for about a quarter of a century, has been split between two factions: consensus-driven "realists" whose participation in polity is based on the belief that people need government to change their conditions, and "revanchists" who reject or distrust government and society. From the outset, the author notes not only a retreat in movement conservatism, but also a regression which he describes as " outmodedness " (p.4). Attending a panel… CONTINUE READING
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