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    What is the meaning of the sentences?

    Thatcher's conservatism was by contrast ideological, driven by passionate belief and, in its own way, sustained by a utopian belief in free markets. Traditional conservatism adhered to what might be called the British Ancien Regime: traditional institutions, forms of class deference, aristocratic noblesse oblige and a range of cherished institutions of authority, from the Church of England to Oxbridge and the BBC.

    Could someone explain to me what the above mean? Thanks.

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    Re: What is the meaning of the sentences?

    Tan Elaine, a better title would have been Thatcher's conservatism.

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

    I am moving this thread to the General Language Discussions forum.

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    Re: What is the meaning of the sentences?

    Sorry and thanks, Rover.

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    Re: What is the meaning of the sentences?

    Thatcher's conservatism was by contrast ideological, driven by passionate belief and, in its own way, sustained by a utopian belief in free markets. Traditional conservatism adhered to what might be called the British Ancien Regime: traditional institutions, forms of class deference, aristocratic noblesse oblige and a range of cherished institutions of authority, from the Church of England to Oxbridge and the BBC.

    Could someone explain to me what the above means? Thanks.
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    Re: What is the meaning of the sentences?

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    The author appears to be contrasting "traditional conservatism" and "Thatcher conservatism". I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for though. Maybe you could try identifying the parts you don't understand.

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