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Edmund Burke and Modern Conservatism: Respect the Nation State!

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Conservatives believe that law and order is necessary since man has an inherent tendency to exploit others to his own benefit. Man needs to control his selfish desires whether he is rich or poor. Hence the need for ethics and a normative approach in order to avoid chaos and anarchy. The 1700s English philosopher and founder of modern conservatism, Edmund …

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