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Professor Considers Conservatism for the Huffington Post

The Huffington Post

In his blog post for the Huffington Post, “Market Radicals: The GOP's Betrayal of Conservatism,” Alex Zakaras, associate professor of political science, argues that conservatism, a movement that came out of the French Revolution, is, at its core, “about protecting human lives and institutions from such radical, self-inflicted upheaval,” ideals he believes the modern Republican party, by attempting to drastically reduce the government in favor of privatization, is not, by definition, upholding. Read the post...