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Uniform Title American conservatism (Levinson, Parker, and Williams)
Title American conservatism / edited by Sanford V. Levinson, Joel Parker, and Melissa S. Williams
Published New York ; London : New York University Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Nomos ; LVI
Nomos ; 56
Contents A history of inherent contradictions: the origins and end of American conservatism / James R. Kurth -- An interpretation of American conservative thought: political issues : conceptual differences, and attitudinal disjunctions / David Sidorsky -- Conservatism in America?: a response to Sidorsky / Patrick J. Deneen -- The worms and the octopus: religious freedom, pluralism, and conservatism / Richard W. Garnett -- Anti-governmentism in conservative thought: a note on Garnett's conception of religious freedom / Ingrid Creppell -- Constitutive stories about the common law in modern American conservatism / Ken I. Kersch -- The role of conservatism in securing and maintaining just moral constitutions: toward a theory of complex normative systems / Gerald Gaus -- Constitutional conservatism and American conservatism / Johnathan O'Neill -- Fighting over the conservative banner / Carl T. Bogus -- Uniting conservatives: comments on Bogus's trifurcated conservatism / Eldon Eisenach -- Leo Strauss and American conservative thought and politics / Nathan Tarcov -- What fascism teaches us / Arthur J. Jacobson -- Segregation, aggression, and executive power: Leo Strauss and 'the boys' / Alan Gilbert
Summary Is there what might be termed an 'exceptional' form of conservatism that is characteristically American, in contrast to conservatisms found in other countries? Are views that are identified in the United States as conservative necessarily congruent with what political theorists might classify under that label? Or does much American conservatism almost necessarily reflect the distinctly liberal background of American political thought? In this book, a distinguished group of American political and legal scholars reflect on these crucial questions, unpacking the very nature and development of American conservative thought. They examine both the historical and contemporary realities of arguments offered by self-conscious conservatives in the United States, offering a well-rounded view of the state of this field
Notes "About half of the essays date back to panels of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy that were held in January of 2007 (at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools; the remainder were delivered at a conference held at the University of Texas Law in September 2012"--Preface
Includes index
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 29, 2016)
Subject Conservatism -- United States.
Genre/Form Essays.
Form Electronic book
Author Levinson, Sanford, 1941- editor
Parker, Joel, 1968- editor
Williams, Melissa S., 1960- editor
ISBN 1479852694 (electronic bk.)
9781479852697 (electronic bk.)