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Conservatism in a modern world?

29 August 2023

5:00 AM

29 August 2023

5:00 AM

What does it mean to be a conservative? One interpretation characterises conservatism as ossified, backward-looking, and incapable of change. In politics, the Liberal Party is often condemned as old-fashioned and out of touch. To win elections, all the Liberal Party has to do is to mimic the far-left agenda championed by the ALP, Greens, and Teals in areas like climate change, gender and sexuality, identity politics, victimhood, and the Voice.

In education, instead of the essential knowledge, understanding, and skills inherited from the past, the body responsible for the national curriculum (ACARA) and like-minded academics argue the focus must be on...

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