Preface on the Text
Introduction to Edmund Burke
What is the Conservative way of thinking?
Great conservative thinkers
Emil Stang the father of conservatism in Norway. The man, the myth, the legend, who established “Høyre” as the second oldest political party in Norway. Stang was a fine lawyer and politician, he was also “Høyres” first chairman. Emil Stang became prime-minister of Norway two times the first time was 1889-1891 and the second time was 1893-1895.
Emil Stangs law firm had suffered because of his political work so in 1888 he was going to retiree from politics, to help his law firm and because it was not so much money doing politics so Stang was running out of money. But “Høyre” collected a larger sum in 1888 so that he could continue with politics.
Stang do have many political victories like the restart of railway construction and Norway's development, or the reductions in customs duties. But maybe the biggest victory is to take office with “Høyre”. (Regjeringen.no, 2013.)
Angela Merkel the mother of conservatism in Europe? Certainly she did come with the rise of conservatism in Europe, Merkel have steered Germany throughout many crises. Like the economic collapse in 2008, or when Russia invaded Crimea in 2014, the refugee crises since 2015 and now the Covid-19 crises. Merkel entered politics after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
In the national elections in 2005 Angela Merkel became the first female chancellor in german history.
According to Forbes Merkel is the most powerful woman in the world and that is understandable, As leader of Germany, leading the european project, her work in the world refugee crises and the work she has done in the world economy. (Biography.com Editors, 2020.)