from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An intellectual and political movement in favor of political, economic, and social conservatism that arose in opposition to the perceived liberalism of the 1960s: "The neo-conservatism of the 1980s is a replay of the New Conservatism of the 1950s, which was itself a replay of the New Era philosophy of the 1920s” ( Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)
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- n. A right wing political movement that opposes liberalism in political, economic and social fields.
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- n. an approach to politics or theology that represents a return to a traditional point of view (in contrast to more liberal or radical schools of thought of the 1960s)
neo- + conservatism (Wiktionary)