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Conservative left

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The conservative left or conservative socialism is a political combination of economic left socialism, principles of popular sovereignty with conservatism.


Left-wing conservatism is a combination, as a mixed idea defending the ideas of social justice and popular sovereignty, the defense of the family and traditional values as well as a left-wing nationalism mixed with a restriction of social progressivism, notably opposition to abortion rights, feminism and post-modernism.[1][2]


The conservative left is strongly anchored in Russian left-wing nationalism, often mixed with a strong adherence to Orthodox Christianity and its moral principles, in rejection of Westernization and right-wing economic liberalism deemed morally decadent.[3]

For Rabotyazhev “The possibility of the existence of such a political phenomenon as left-wing conservatism is explained by the fact that conservative and socialist ideologies initially had a number of points of contact. Conservatism and socialism, in reaction to the modernization process, rejected a liberal civilization based on individualism, rationalism and the power of money."[3]

Rabotyayev describes that the Izborsky Club is imbued with left-wing conservative thought, some members of which strive to achieve a synthesis of "red" (Soviet) and "white" (tsarist) traditions.[3]

The term "left-wing conservative" was used by the Russian nationalist writer Zakhar Prilepin for the founding of his political party, For Truth.[4]

A part of the Latin American left-wing that rejects neoliberalism by professing anti-imperialism and socialism has adopted socially conservative positions under the influence of religion.[2]

Religious socialism are also strongly imbued with conservatism through their moral principles.

“Left” as a relative position among conservatives[edit]

In the political spectrum, which supposes a rivalry between left and right, we naturally find some conservatives whose policies are relatively left-wing or close to innovation.[5]

“Conservative” positions on socialism: since the 1980s[edit]

Countries that moved from a socialist to a capitalist economy, such as Russia, which underwent a system change from the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China, which followed the course of reform and opening, attempt to conserve and maintain socialist elements.[6] Such a position is also called the Old Guard.[6]

“Conservative” left in the world[edit]

Many analysts describes as conservative and nationalist left slovak largest party Direction – Social Democracy, or romanian a bulgarian social democrats. In Czech republic is this political position represented by Communist party of Bohemia and Moravia, in Germany by Sahra Wagenknecht.


  1. Eric Kaufman (16 June 2020). "The Rebirth of the Left-Conservative Tradition". tabletmag. Retrieved 23 November 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Marta Moya (29 August 2021). "Ni aborto, ni matrimonio igualitario: la izquierda conservadora latinoamericana". (in español). Retrieved 23 November 2023.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Левый консерватизм: ностальгия по утопии?". 2017. Retrieved 23 November 2023.
  4. "Zakhar Prilepine lance en Russie un parti "conservateur de gauche"" [Zakhar Prilepin launches “left-wing conservative” party in Russia]. Courrier International (in français). 4 February 2020. Retrieved 23 November 2023.
  5. Nihon jinmei daijiten+Plus (in 日本語). Kōdansha Missing or empty |title= (help) - 「革命運動や労働運動の内部においても、左派と称されるグループが存在し、また保守派の内部にも左派が存在する。」
  6. 6.0 6.1 燕 (1993-01-26). "改革派(窓・論説委員室から)". 朝日新聞・夕刊: 1. 中国のばあい、改革派は市場経済移行を説き、保守派はマルクス主義や統制にこだわる。つまり、保守派が左傾しているのだ。香港の雑誌で「保守左派」という言葉も見た。一部の専門家は、このまぎらわしさをきらって、保守派を守旧派と言い換えている。 - 聞蔵IIビジュアルにて閲覧

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