GOVT 4021

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American conservative thought rests on assumptions that are strikingly different from those made by mainstream American liberals.  However, conservative thinkers are themselves committed to principles that are both quite varied and sometimes contradictory.  This course examines the assumptions upon which rest the libertarian, market/economic, and cultural/traditional strains of American conservatism and asks whether the tensions between them weaken or strengthen conservative thought as an alternative to mainstream liberalism.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (KCM-AS)
Course Subfield (AM)

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    Combined with: AMST 4021

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9275GOVT 4021  SEM 101

  • Preference given to Government Seniors and Juniors. Fulfills government senior seminar requirement.