Sunday, February 3, 2008

“The Voice of Conservatism: Metternich of Austria”

Based on Metternich's discussion, how would you define conservatism? What experience obviously conditioned Metternich's ideas? Was Metternich and early nineteenth century conservatism merely a reaction to the events of the French Revolution? Why and/or why not? Based on this selection, discuss the actual policies Metternich would have wanted his government to pursue. (page 592)

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