Comparison of the views of Edmund Burke and Herbert Marcuse. Burke’s basic view is that government should be a mutually restraining relationship between ruler and subjects. Marcuse’s view is that the history of man is the history of oppression.
An example of a successful conservative president is the 40th president, Ronald Reagan. During Reagan’s presidency, the American conservative movement truly achieved dominance. According to Wikipedia.com, in that election, Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate for the first time since 1954, and conservative principles dominated Reagan’s economic and foreign policies, with supply side economics and strict opposition to Soviet Communism defining the Administration’s philosophy.