Conservative Ideology in the Making
Publication Year: 2009
Published by: Central European University Press
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The fifty years or so preceding the watershed of 1848–49 witnessed the emergence of liberal nationalism in Hungary, along with a transmutation of conservatism which appeared then as a party and an ideological system in the political arena. The specific features of the conservatism, combining the protection of the status quo with some reform measures, its strategic vision, ...
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Is there a vicious circle of binary forms of political discourses in Central and Eastern Europe—modernity vs. tradition, progress vs. nation, freedom vs. community, self-realization vs. belonging to a community, “Western cosmopolitan civilization” vs. “national identity,” adoption of the Euro-pean model vs. national self-centeredness? Defining and comparing the ...
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In colloquial usage, the connotations of the term “conservative” and its collocate, “radical,” imply an opposition, an antithesis. The most frequent concepts associated with conservatism, suggesting social and political equilibrium and identifying it with the aristocratic social order, are author-ity, tradition, traditional values, order, history, social and political hierar-...
The Liberal Challenge:Nation-Building through Reforms
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...“The interest of the people has at least three different interpretations here, to reconcile or unite which we are neither able, nor willing: the interest of the nobility, that of the bourgeoisie, and that of the peasantry. The first has its struggle with the court for con-stitutional power, pushes back the second, and exercises the patron’s superiority over the third, keeping it subordinated. The second—as it stands today—is not true interest, ...
The Conservative Answer:Law, Order, and Stability
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The poet Mihály Vörösmarty wrote a poem about Aurél Dessewffy in the You walked a dubious path, understood by few, and if your goal was grand, untimely death has veiled it. Without reward your merit, without penalty your fault, You left the national venue buried alive. We ask ourselves anxiously now: Isn’t our loss great? And István Széchenyi wished to put Aurél Dessewffy to eternal rest in his pro-...
Myth in the Making
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During the period of cooperation between the sovereign and the legisla-ture in the spring and summer of 1848—a cooperation far from being devoid of tensions—the Hungarian conservatives retreated into the back-ground, but in the autumn when an explicit conflict had burst out between Vienna and Pest, the overwhelming majority of conservatives pledged ...
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The below quoted letter was written by the son of Count Emil Dessewffy, Count Aurél Dessewffy, Jr. agrarian politician and the vice president of the Association of Hungarian Landowners. Count Aurél Dessewffy, Jr. was one of the leading members of the early twentieth-century Hungarian neo-conservative political group whose ideology was no longer built on the ...
Primary Sources and Literature
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Allmayer-Beck, Johann Christoph. 1959. Der Konservatismus in Österreich. Vol. Andics, Erzsébet. 1973. Metternich und die Frage Ungarns. Budapest: Akadé-———. 1975. Metternich és Magyarország [Metternich and Hungary]. Budapest: ———, ed. 1952–1981. A nagybirtokos arisztokrácia ellenforradalmi szerepe 1848/49-ben [The counterrevolutionary role of the landed aristocracy in ...
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Publication Year: 2009