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Contents Acknowledgments vii Foreword ix  1. Reminiscences 1   2. Robert Nisbet: Conservative Sociologist 11   3. Defining Right and Left 27   4. The Problem of Historical Connections 41   5. Liberal Democracy as a God Term 59   6. Origins of the State 73   7. Reexamining the Conservative Legacy 81   8. Whig History Revisited 89   9. The European Union Elections, 2014 95 10. The English Constitution Reconsidered 101 11. Redefining Classes 107 12. Did Mussolini Have a Pope? 111 13. Heidegger and Strauss: A Comparative Study 119 14. Explaining Trump 129 Afterword 143 Notes 149 Index 167 ...


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  • Conservatism.
  • Liberalism.
  • Right and left (Political science).
  • Political science -- Philosophy.
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