Conservative thinkers: Pat Buchanan (1938-)

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Overview:

  • he is one of the most prominent members of the US conservative right

His influences:

  • he was influenced by the philosopher Leo strauss, who called for the moral regeneration of the USA and a new sense of shared values, based on a traditional form of Christianity
  • Strauss saw the world as being divided sharply between good and evil

The American Cause:

  • he is the founder of this, and its a campaigning organisation
  • 'to advance and promote traditional American values'
  • limited government and individual freedom are features of conservative new right, but the inclusion of national sovereignty (in their beliefs) demands explanation
  • national soveriegnty implies…

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