By Bruce Pilbeam
Conservatism in obstacle? examines the precise good points of British and American conservative writings on govt and society within the post-Cold battle period. regardless of Conservative's victories over their socialist competitors, this has no longer ended in the uncontested dominance in their rules. by way of the demanding situations Conservatives face from such cutting-edge rivals as multiculturalists and environmentalists, Bruce Pilbeam examines the chance that conservatism is exhausted as an ideology of latest relevance.
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Theirs being a ‘negative’ view of liberty, economic liberals believe that only when individuals are allowed to make decisions free from external interference will both freedom and wealth creation be maximized. By contrast, collectivists are more concerned with the preservation of communal values and institutions. This perspective is most common within traditionalist conservative writings. For example, Nisbet and Scruton both emphasize the promotion of authority as a central component of conservative philosophy (Nisbet, 1986, pp.
O’Sullivan argues that today’s ‘new New Left’ of intellectuals and regulators can similarly be characterized as constituting a new class, with politicians like Clinton and Blair its champions. In particular, he focuses on the anti-democratic quality of this elite: Everywhere this class seeks to extend its power through law, regulation and opinion management, and to emancipate itself from popular control by transferring powers from living democratic bodies to remote bureaucracies, the courts, quangos, new untested institutions and international bodies.
An example of this latter mode of argument is offered by Elliott Abrams, who believes that the notion of a Third Way ‘represents not a departure from outmoded and discredited ideas but at best a makeover, at worst a deception’ (Abrams, 1999, p. 21). In particular, he believes that its proponents remain committed to ‘big government’. The problem with this argument is that it fails to take account of the very different context in which such ideas are today propounded, misled by the similarity of nomenclature to older notions of Third or Middle Ways.
Conservatism in Crisis?: Anglo-American Conservative Ideology after the Cold War by Bruce Pilbeam