Conservatism as an Answer to Liberalism in Politics: The Case of Contemporary Poland

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The main subject of these considerations is conservatism as an economic ideology.

The author takes it for granted that the economic views of conservatives are coherent with the core of ideology, and, in this way, grounded in political philosophy. It also is obvious that the ideology is an easier, more trivial and sometimes degenerated version of political philosophy since it must be useful in political practice. In the beginning I shall formulate a thesis about the coexistence of ideologies and the real world, then I shall concentrate on the definition of ideology, and in particular, on the definition of conservatism that is created for empirical analysis...

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