The Rise of Post-Modern Conservatism: Neoliberalism, Post-Modern Culture, and Reactionary Politics (Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism)

October 31, 2020
The Rise of Post-Modern Conservatism: Neoliberalism, Post-Modern Culture, and Reactionary Politics (Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism)

This book is designed as a timely analysis of the rise ofpost-modern conservatism in many Western countries across theglobe.It provides a theoretical overview of post-modernism, whypost-modern conservatism emerged, what distinguishes it from othervariants of conservatism and differing political doctrines, and howpost-modern conservatism governs in practice.First developing a unique genealogy of conservative thought,arguing that the historicist and irrationalist strains ofconservatism were ripe for mutation into post-modern form under theright social and cultural conditions, then providing a new uniquetheoretical framework to describe the conditions for the emergenceof post-modern conservatism,The Rise of Post-modern Conservatism applies its theoreticalframework to a concrete analysis of the politics of the day.Ultimately, it aims to help us understand the emergence and riseof identity oriented alt right movements and their “populist”spokesmen particularly in the United States, the United Kingdom,Hungary, Poland, and now Italy.