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Why Brazilian conservatism needs to be different from American conservatism

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Edmund Burke, Russell Kirk, Michael Oakeshott, Roger Scruton and company. If you, the reader, consider yourself conservative, or if you have at least been curious about this universe, it is very likely that you have bumped into some of these names. They are, in fact, great men who thought about conservatism and are essential to understand its historical roots and its applications.

The problem is that, as you may have noticed just by listening to this opening, is that these names sound strange to the Portuguese language. And this is just the surface of the problem: in the country of samba, forró, Carnaval, June festivals, and the Pantanal, some conservative discourses seem completely detached from reality.

Ideias de Hoje has two presenters and two guests. Journalists Bruna Komarchesqui and Maria Clara Vieira talk to political scientist Bruno Garschagen and historian and professor of political philosophy Alex Catharino about why Brazilian conservatism needs to be different from others if it wants to survive.

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