CoduX, on 23 May 2014 - 05:22 PM, said:
yes I was wondering what is even a neo-conservative? Pls explain more Butler the Political Genius (being dead serious here and not making fun of you, you have a lot of knowledge in the ways of politics).
Best way i can think of explaining it is looking at the differences of the 19th century Tory party, and the post 1945 Conservative Party. The Tories were very much anti reform, except a few like Disraeli, and wanted to maintain as little government intervention in peoples lives.They tended to be Landowners and for a long time, related to peers (members of the house of lords), and could be what you called aristocrats. They would be fairly right wing, and really only desire the governments input on justice, policing and foreign policy. Neo Conservatives are middle-right wing, and want to do less regulations than socialist counterparts, to try and encourage a far more competitive capitalist environment.
The Political Spectrum In very very general & vague senses
Progresses from the Left (socialist) Wing to the Right (Capitalist) wing through groups such as Marxism, Leninism, Stalinism, Neo-Stalinism, Fabians, Socialists (of an astounding variety), Liberals (of an astounding variety) Neo-Conservatives, Republicans, Laissez-Faire Conservatives, (Italian) Facism, (British/American) Fascism & Nazism. There are a lot of fuzzy areas as you tend to find parts of both wings in every party, as many communist dictatorships borrowed systems that worked from the other side of the spectrum, fascists. A lot of parties also include religious or secular feelings, with the tendency being socialist parties were more secular, though most parties have become so. The more extreme down a wing one is, the tendency is ultra nationalism, though you can get moderate patriotic parties.
There's a hell of a lot of political ideologies out there, and they vary quite dramatically in groups such as "Communism" or "Fascism" where people tend to lump them together with the most well known example, namely Bolshevik & Nazi governments. It's worth having a look at figures such as Oswald Mosley, or the different breeds of these various terms exist. Democracy which we all take for granted, varies extremely in fairness, through bodies like electoral colleges, soviets, hustings and ballots, so the terms given won't pin point you to one of the selected political ideologies you belong to.
I also would rely on my self as i have no idea what Libertarians are.