neoconservatism

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ne·o·con·ser·va·tism

 (nē′ō-kən-sûr′və-tĭz′əm)
n.
A political philosophy developed in the 1970s and 1980s, advocating the active use of government power in pursuit of conservative domestic and foreign policies.

ne′o·con·ser′va·tive adj. & n.
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ne•o•con•serv•a•tism

(ˌni oʊ kənˈsɜr vəˌtɪz əm)

n.
a moderate form of political conservatism that generally opposes big government but supports social welfare and certain other liberal goals.
[1960–65]
ne`o•con•serv′a•tive, n., adj.
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neoconservatism

a new movement in conservatism, usually seen as a move further to the right of the position currently occupied by conservatives in politics or in attitudes. — neoconservative, n., adj.
See also: Attitudes, Politics
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Noun1.neoconservatism - an approach to politics or theology that represents a return to a traditional point of view (in contrast to more liberal or radical schools of thought of the 1960s)
conservatism, conservativism - a political or theological orientation advocating the preservation of the best in society and opposing radical changes
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Both social conservatism and neo conservatism fundamentally display a temperament of humility.
The rise of neo conservatism was greeted by many liberals as a form of apostacy.
It would appear that the day of neo conservatism has come and gone.(12) Most of its leading figures have moved directly into the conservative movement or, like Bell and Glazer, moved off in other directions.