Antedating of "Conservatism"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Dec 2 11:22:00 UTC 2008

conservatism (OED 1835)

1833 _The Satirist_ 17 Feb. (19th Century UK Periodicals)  SUMMARY OF CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES. ... To get all we can, and keep all we get, at the expense of the rest of the community. ... As a principke, it may be termed the life and soul of conservatism.

Fred Shapiro

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