Authority and Authoritarianism
This topic is associated with the traditional political right. Following what some considered the anarchy of the French Revolution a body of thinkers to sing the praises of order and traditional authority as embodied in Church, State and Family.
Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821) was a big figure in this philosophy having been a magistrate he turned to satire to critique the effects of the French revolution.
Edmund Burke was also critical of the anarchy of these times believing that culture was preserved under Authoritarian rule and the loss of authority would lead to chaos with a counter reaction which would ultimately lead to a dictatorship.
During the Cold War a distinction was made between Totalitarian regimes (often of the left) and those merely considered Authoritarian (like Greece's general) which were more acceptable to the USA.
Burke was an MP and his thoughts/works are a lodestone for the right (see below)