Edmund Burke

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Noun1.Edmund Burke - British statesman famous for his oratoryEdmund Burke - British statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in British Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797)
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If a Burkean conservatism is best understood as a worldview that accords with the lived daily experience of people, percolating from the "bottom up" rather than designed from the "top down," then Trump's support from the diurnal experience of ordinary Americans and the rejection of the elite-crafted messaging of typical national campaigns seemed to be an outburst of rebellious heartland conservatism.
Burkean conservatism, by contrast, stresses the importance of cultural tradition and institutional hierarchy, the possible need for government intervention in free markets, and individuals' dependence on kin and neighbors.
The "conservative pragmatism" for which Vannatta argues, and which he ascribes to Dewey and other pragmatist thinkers and political actors, is in fact very far from Burkean conservatism.
Indeed, one way to read America's own political development is as a progression from the Burkean conservatism of the Founding--which, as Michael Barone has shown, preserved so much of the British legal and constitutional settlement of 1688--steadily forward to the modern populist embrace of Paine.
He rejected completely the Burkean conservatism that required deference to tradition and symbols of merit that were static and inherited.
Tanenhaus is right that pre-war conservatives did a poor job of understanding and responding to the changes that were taking place as a result of industrialization and urbanization; but is a return to Burkean conservatism the answer, as Tanenhaus suggests?
When this is the case, Burkean conservatism will often lead
One measure whereby we could decide the question of whether a new "type" of political conservatism is emerging would be to consider whether other paradigms of political thought than the Burkean conservatism invoked by Minister Abbott (or at times by the PM (Irving, 2004)), better allow us to comprehend these changes.
Exhibit B is the chorus calling on Democrats to embrace fiscal prudence and Burkean conservatism against Republican radicalism.
The great villains of this book are the (now largely unknown) British Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law, who declared in 1922 that Britain could no longer be the world's policeman, and President Woodrow Wilson whose "utopian world view was a strange mixture of classical liberalism, Burkean conservatism, Presbyterianism, and socialism.