The Dilemmas of American Conservatism

Within the moment 1/2 the 20th century, American conservatism emerged from the shadow of latest Deal liberalism and constructed right into a circulate exerting substantial effect at the formula and execution of public coverage within the usa. in the course of that interval, the political philosophers who supplied the highbrow foundations for the yankee conservative stream have been John H. Hallowell, Eric Voegelin, Leo Strauss, Richard Weaver, Russell Kirk, Robert Nisbet, John Courtney Murray, Friedrich Hayek, and Willmoore Kendall.

By supplying a accomplished research in their strategies and ideology, The Dilemmas of yank Conservatism either illuminates the yank conservative mind's eye and divulges its so much critical contradictions. The contributing authors query even if a center set of conservative rules will be decided in accordance with the usually diverging views of those key philosophers.

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