Tory Socialism

Tory Socialism

Tory Socialism was a term devised by historians, particularly of the early Fabian Society, to describe the governing philosophy of Benjamin Disraeli. Such philosophy is generally defined as the belief in reformist-minded activist government, at once appealing to political sentiments commonly associated with both conservatism and socialism.

The domestic policies of Richard Nixon were also considered by many intellectuals to be Tory SocialistFact|date=October 2008, and has much in common with the philosophy of "big government conservatism" espoused by many neoconservatives. It was in keeping with this that David Gelernter wrote a long essay in "The Weekly Standard" extolling Disraeli as the founder of modern neo-conservatism. Fact|date=February 2007

ee also

* Red Tory

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