Conservative Moments : Reading Conservative Texts, Paperback / softback Book

Conservative Moments : Reading Conservative Texts Paperback / softback

Edited by Mark Garnett

Part of the Textual Moments in the History of Political Thought series


As a complex and multifaceted world-view, conservatism is often pigeonholed and partially understood. And while the nature of conservative ideology is warmly contested among scholars, no-one can deny its prominence in contemporary debates and its effects on the politics of everyday life. These 16 essays written by expert scholars and specialists offer a broad survey of conservative thought that extends beyond typical historical and geographic boundaries to include past thinkers like Plato and Edmund Burke, non-European conservative traditions such as Japan and Russia, and political `practitioners' including Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan and Charles de Gaulle.

Each essay grapples with short primary source extracts while offering instructive criticism and commentary.

Conservative Moments offers students a useful, accessible, and comprehensive exposition of this political ideology.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9781350001527



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