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Conservatism seems unduly pessimistic about the possibility ofindividual, explicit knowledge of society, therefore. There are somethings about society that we can come to know—and governmenteconomic policy, for instance, seems justifiably dedicated to findingthem out. Conservatives must concede that radical change is sometimesacceptable; some major changes, for instance votes for women, aregood. These must be prepared for—as they were in Britain in1918, compared with, say, 1832—and preparing for change makes it lessradical. What conservatives will insist is it that revolutionarychange is unacceptable.

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Some writers thus claim Hegel for liberalism rather thanconservatism, regarding his philosophy as
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Libertarianism influences neo-conservatism, but—as an extremeform of liberalism—is at best neutral towardsconservatism’s emphasis on tradition. Perhaps neo-liberalism islibertarianism plus related economic doctrines, while neo-conservatismis libertarianism plus elements of traditionalconservatism. Neo-liberals like Milton Friedman questiondrug-prohibition and conscription, which conservatives andneo-conservatives would not.

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If you profess to believe in both the unrestrainedmarket and such old Tory touchstones as family, nation and community,you will...discover that the former eats away at the foundations ofthe latter (Harris, 2013; Harvey (2005) offers a trenchant critique ofneo-liberalism and neo-conservatism.)

While conservatism should not be assimilated with neo-conservatismor neo-liberalism, many conservatives have converted to thelatter:
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Kekes argues similarly that conservatism, with its definingscepticism and opposition to “rationalism” in politics,contrasts with liberalism and socialism in rejecting a priorivalue-commitments (Kekes 1997: 368). This position was enunciated mosttrenchantly by Burke, conservatism’s “masterintellectual”, acknowledged by almost all subsequentconservatives. He rejected a priori reasoning in politics,notably claims to abstract natural rights, manifested mostdramatically in the French Jacobin dream of destroying and rebuildingsociety. Burke holds that there is a practical wisdom in institutionsthat is mostly not articulable theoretically, certainly not inadvance, but is passed down in culture and tradition.

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The contrast with liberalism and its standpoint of freedom shouldbe qualified, however. Burke certainly wanted to enhance freedom, butheld that it is realised imperfectly in our institutions; pursuit ofan abstract ideal may lose us what freedom we have. Both conservativesand classical liberals advocate limited government; it isparticularist scepticism and an associated pessimism that defineconservatism. Liberals concurred with Burke’s limits ongovernment, concern for private property, and judicious reform (Kirk1954: 162). However, although Burke agreed that government originatesfrom the need to protect property, he disavowed many of Locke’sprinciples (Kirk 1954: 14).

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The contemporary consensus sees Hegel as attempting to synthesiseliberalism and conservatism. For Cristi, his rapprochement is not aneclectic blend of liberal and conservative strands of thought, but asystematic synthesis:

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These thinkers are proto-conservatives; it is commonly acceptedthat as a self-conscious standpoint, conservatism came into existencewith Burke’s critique of the French Revolution (Kirk 1954: 5;Honderich 2005: 6; Nisbet 1986; Claeys 2007: 11–34). The18th century European Enlightenment aimed to improve thehuman condition through reform of political institutions. Its thinkersaimed to establish ethical and political principles that appealed toreason rather than established authority or tradition, a“universal ethics independent of historically contingenttradition” (Beveridge and Turnbull 1997: 124). The FrenchRevolution gave powerful expression to this belief, rapidly reinforcedby the Industrial Revolution and growth of capitalism.