But at the same time most of neoconservatives support preservation with these or those modifications of the state of welfare. As the American neoconservative I. Kristoll notes, for example, the purpose of neoconservatism is "the conservative state of welfare".1
Neoconservatism should not have become isolated entirely on "roots". The requirement of return to the past, Rossiter proved, characterizes reactionaries, but not konservatorov.2 Society, he argued, cannot be static - it either develops, or falls into decay. But changes for the sake of changes are also unacceptable, they have to be carried out only when they do not have alternative. When such changes grow ripe, conservatives have to approve, certainly, them, adding reforms to fundamental values.