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Postliberal Conservatism

Danny Kruger

Contemporary conservatism can easily be seen as a hollowed-out creed. Combining heartless free-market individualism with an unthinking social liberalism – or else simple authoritarian populism – it offers little to those whose sense of meaning is securely rooted in their families, communities and country.

In Postliberal Conservatism, one of parliament’s leading thinkers argues for a new conservatism that restores the sources of virtue and belonging that underpin the good life. Danny Kruger MP argues that the key to a new conservatism is resisting the ceaseless move towards obsessive autonomy and self-worship. By examining the most fundamental questions of love, sex and death, ranging from marriage to euthanasia, Kruger charts a course towards a conservatism based on relationships, order and covenant.

This riposte to both liberal orthodoxy and the authoritarian right is unmissable for anyone interested in British politics. It’s a key contribution to the debate on how the Conservative Party can consolidate its new class coalition and govern for all classes and communities.

Hardback

ISBN: 9781800752115

Published: June 1, 2023

Ebook

ISBN: 9781800752122

Published: June 1, 2023

Category:
Non-fiction

Author

Danny Kruger

Danny Kruger is MP for Devizes in Wiltshire, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Political Secretary. He is a former speechwriter to David Cameron, and co-founder of the New Social Covenant Unit.