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what unites New Right and One Nation Conservatives?

i can only think of divisions between them, can someone please help!!
Human nature: They both have negative views of human nature (though the New Right, especially neo-liberals like Rand view this selfishness as a good thing) --> this means that even libertarians support a tough stance on law and order
Hierarchy: They both accept hierarchy within society (though One Nation aims to reduce inequalities while the New Right, especially neoconservatives, aim to use them as incentives)
The state: All aspects of conservatism agree that it is the role of the state to defend economic contracts and private property
Economy: Both support limited state intervention in the economy
Individualism: While one-nation conservatives support welfare in order to prevent too much divide within society, they still mostly support free-market capitalism, as they believe in the defence of individual liberty. Both stands of the New Right also prioritise the individual (Thatcher stated that there was 'no such thing as society')
All agree that radical change cuts people off and makes them feel lost and confused; tradition gives them a place in society
Both also believe in empiricism and pragmatism for social changes
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Original post by AlexEagle
Human nature: They both have negative views of human nature (though the New Right, especially neo-liberals like Rand view this selfishness as a good thing) --> this means that even libertarians support a tough stance on law and order
Hierarchy: They both accept hierarchy within society (though One Nation aims to reduce inequalities while the New Right, especially neoconservatives, aim to use them as incentives)
The state: All aspects of conservatism agree that it is the role of the state to defend economic contracts and private property
Economy: Both support limited state intervention in the economy
Individualism: While one-nation conservatives support welfare in order to prevent too much divide within society, they still mostly support free-market capitalism, as they believe in the defence of individual liberty. Both stands of the New Right also prioritise the individual (Thatcher stated that there was 'no such thing as society')
All agree that radical change cuts people off and makes them feel lost and confused; tradition gives them a place in society
Both also believe in empiricism and pragmatism for social changes


thank u so much!!

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