left conservatism

Rakesh Bhandari bhandari at phoenix.Princeton.EDU
Fri Jun 19 11:21:40 PDT 1998

James H's definition of left conservatism sounds like the following definition of collectivism provided by Robert Skidelsky in The Road from Serfdom: "Collectivism was an intellectual construction...largely created by a new class of social philosophers, engineers and scientists, often made up of marginal academics, who saw themselves as a rational directing elite 'above class'". p.93 Now while this champion of Keynes seems to have been bitten by Hayek's Counter-revolution of Science, it is interesting that the best and most radical of the post-Keynesians like William Darity, Jr have called attention to the implicit elitism and conservatism in the Keynesian left. best, rakesh

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