Conservative thinkers: Benjamin Disraeli

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  • prime minister twice
  • wrote at a time when there was real danger of social conflict breaking out 
  • so, conservative objectives, such as the maintenance of order, was threatened

His ideas:

  • he saw that Britain was in danger of becomming two nations, the rich and poor
  • it was known for his followers to take a paternalistic view and intervene on behalf of the downtrodden masses
  • he knew that if the Tories didn't take up the case of the poor, the socialists would
  • furthermore, the


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