ABSTRACT The paper studies the relationship between conservatism to capitalist dictatorship. It argues that conservatism constitutes the prime ideological determinant and predictor of capitalist dictatorship, along with fascist and religious dictatorships. It establishes and specifies the connection of conservatism to capitalist dictatorship. It examines the historical emergence and evolution of conservatism in relation to capitalist dictatorship. In particular, it investigates the link of conservatism to capitalist dictatorship through anti-labor ideology. The paper concludes that conservatism comoves closely with capitalist dictatorship, just as with fascism and theocracy, and suggests further theoretical and empirical directions for further research. It aims to contribute to better understanding and explaining the links between conservatism and capitalist and similar dictatorship, including present trends in America post-2016 and via contagion or convergence other societies.
ZAFIROVSKI, MILAN Z.
"Conservatism and Capitalist Dictatorship: The Impact of Conservative Ideology and Politics on Capitalism and Democracy,"
Journal of Ideology: Vol. 42:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/ji/vol42/iss1/3