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Liberals and Conservatives

McLaren, John (1990) Liberals and Conservatives. Journal of Australian Studies, 14 (26). pp. 94-99. ISSN 1444-3058; 1835-6419 (eISSN)

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Contains a discussion on liberalism and conservatism, and reviews of two books both coming from the mainstream of Australian liberalism, but representing very different elements in that stream: Ken Inglis’s “Nation, the life of an independent journal of opinion”, and D.A. Kemp’s “Foundations for Australian Political Analysis: Politics and Authority”. While the Nation writers generally believed in applying reason to the construction of government policies and structures which would nurture a society characterised by justice and civilization, Kemp believes that the best society we can attain will arise only when we give up expectations of government nurture and apply reason to the pursuit of our individual affairs.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Australian liberalism, conservatism, government policies, right-wing, left-wing, politics, MCLAREN-BOXB1-DOC25
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1606 Political Science
FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Collections > McLaren Papers
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2011 00:01
Last Modified: 24 May 2013 04:12
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/17062
DOI: 10.1080/14443059009387023
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