He paraphrases Margaret Thatcher in observing that "European nations were made by history, the United States was made by philosophy." American conservatism
, then, is a project that seeks to defend the original philosophy of America's Founding Fathers: classical liberalism, which promotes limited government and the veneration of individual liberty.
Perhaps you agree with me that we need a rebirth of true conservatism
, one that fiercely opposes authoritarianism.
But here was Kirk telling me not only that there was much more to conservatism
than talk radio and the Republican Party but also that there was a distinctly Southern tradition, whatever its baggage.
Like classical liberalism, this conservatism
opposes the petty dictates of a managerial state and the monstrous totalitarianisms of the 20th century.
The existing studies that strive to address the connection between accounting conservatism
and corporate governance have certain limitations.
Literature review and hypothesis development 2.1 Definition of accounting conservatism
Using the same three time periods to evaluate the demographic trends in economic views within each party, it is apparent that increased economic conservatism
among Republicans has mostly occurred across the board, with similar increases seen by gender, age and race.
This study seeks to evaluate whether the change in accounting conceptual framework, removing the information's prudence (conservatism
) characteristic, resulted in effects on the financial statements issued by public companies listed on the BM&FBovespa.
This view of conservatism
, later referred to as "paleoconservatism," would subsequently be joined with libertarianism and anticommunism to establish modern conservatism
in post-World War II America.
Right-Wing Critics of American Conservatism
, by George Hawley, Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Press, 2016, 366 pages, hardcover.
Russell Kirk--widely regarded as the godfather of modern conservatism--insisted that "conservatism
is the negation of ideology" (7) Contra Lowry's claim that conservatism
is about ideas and principles, not just attitudes, Kirk explained that conservatism
is precisely about a particular attitude and not about any system of ideas--the latter of which Kirk equated with dogma: "The attitude we call conservatism
is sustained by a body of sentiments, rather than by a system of ideological dogmata." (8)