Fusionism is a [conservative](https://doctorparadox.net/mental-self-defense/the-conservative-mind/) collapsing of "small state" (see: [[Night Watchman State]]) and "traditional morality" (see: [Strict Father Morality](https://doctorparadox.net/dictionaries/authoritarianism/strict-father-morality/)) together, urging "personal responsibility" as a way to inculcate character that leads people to take responsibility for families and communities "without the coercion of government" Started in the 1950s with [[William F. Buckley, Jr.]]'s National Review, it reached a zenith in the 1980s when [[Ronald Reagan]] was its acolyte. German political philosopher [[Frank Meyer]] was a senior editor at National Review when he began heavily promoting the blend of conservativism and libertarianism.