I suppose I should have at least clarified that this was about the United States's traditions. I think those basic traditions also apply to Western Europe. The difference I had in mind between traditionalism and conservatism was that the former was more radical and "stuck on" their traditions, a opposed to conservatism's occasional movement away from tradition. "Reactionary radical," though, would be about the same thing, so I guess I split up the options too much.Keep The Reason wrote:What are "Traditionalists"?
Traditional values, those beliefs, moral codes, and mores that are passed down from generation to generation.
Traditionalist conservatism, a political philosophy of the post–World War II United States
The Traditionalist School of thought, an esoteric movement espoused by René Guénon, Frithjof Schuon et al.
Radical Traditionalism, a world view espousing traditional non-material social values
Traditionalist Catholic, a current within Roman Catholicism
Carlism, a Spanish political movement in the 19th and 20th century
The Traditionalist School (architecture), a movement in 20th century Dutch architecture
Traditionalism in sociologist Max Weber's writings, contrasted with Capitalism
See the page on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_liberal.gary_s wrote:I don't know what the difference is between a modern liberal and a classic liberal. I chose classic I guess because I see government as a positive agent of change most of the time.
Richard_C wrote:See the page on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_liberal.
Classical liberals are more for limited government than modern liberals. They tend to be in favor of market freedom and constitutionalism, like modern conservatives, but are also big on civil liberties and, possibly, change. Moderates are different, because they tend to be more fiscally conservative but also in favor of more regulations (such as Mayor Michael Bloombeg's effort to eliminate large sodas in New York). I put "classical liberals" with moderates, instead of conservatives, because of the greater acceptance of change they might have, the implication of fiscal conservatism to smaller government and the encouragement of civil liberties.
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