Analyze and demonstrate the ideological perspectives reflected in the following source? Please explain in detail. Thank you very much!"I think experience will teach you a combination of liberalism...

Analyze and demonstrate the ideological perspectives reflected in the following source? Please explain in detail. Thank you very much!

"I think experience will teach you a combination of liberalism and conservatism. We have to be progressive and at the same time we have to retain values. We have to hold onto the past as we explore the furture."

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There are at least two ideological perspectives in this quote.  The quote shows aspects of both conservatism and liberalism.

Liberalism is the idea that societies and governments must be changing constantly so as to face the challenges of the future.  Liberalism holds that the old ways should be abandoned when new challenges arise.  This attitude can be seen in the quote since it talks about the need to be "progressive" and to "explore the future."

At the same time, there is conservatism in this quote.  Conservatives hold that the old ways are best.  This is because they have been tested and been proven to be effective.  They believe that we should stick with what has worked rather than changing because we think something else will work.  This is reflected in the idea of maintaining values that is discussed in this quote.

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