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Uniform Title Did you ever see a dream walking
Title American conservative thought in the twentieth century / William F. Buckley, Jr., editor ; with a new introduction by Roger Pilon
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
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Contents Chapter INTELLECTUAL BACKGROUND -- chapter 1 Garry Wills The Convenient State -- chapter 2 John Courtney Murray, S.J.E Pluribus Unum: The American Consensus -- chapter 3 L. Brent Bozell The Unwritten Constitution -- chapter 4 Frank S. Meyer The Recrudescent American Conservatism -- part Part Two THE LIMITATIONS OF THE STATE -- chapter 5 Michael Oakeshott The Masses in Representative Democracy -- chapter 6 Albert Jay Nock Anarchist's Progress -- chapter 7 Henry Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson -- chapter 8 Max Eastman Freedom and the Planned Economy -- chapter 9 Milton Friedman Capitalism and Freedom: A Concluding Note -- chapter AND THE SOCIAL ORDER -- chapter 10 Harry V. Jaffa On the Nature of Civil and Religious Liberty -- chapter 11 Willmoore Kendall Democracy: The Two Majorities -- chapter 12 James Burnham Communism: The Struggle for the World -- chapter 13 Ernest van den Haag Race: Claims, Rights, and Prospects -- chapter 14 Mortimer Smith Planned Mediocrity in the Public Schools -- chapter 15 Jane Jacobs The City: Some Myths About Diversity -- chapter 16 Russell Kirk The Problem of the New Order -- chapter 17 Hugh Kenner The New Scholarship: The Relevance of -- chapter SOCIAL SCIENCE -- chapter 18 Leo Strauss The New Political Science -- chapter 19 Christopher Dawson Sociology and the Theory of Progress -- chapter 20 Eric Voegelin Gnosticism--The Nature of Modernity -- chapter 21 Jeffrey Hart Burke and Radical Freedom -- part Part Five THE SPIRITUAL CRISIS -- chapter 22 Whittaker Chambers The Direct Glance -- chapter 23 Albert Jay Nock Isaiah's Job -- chapter 24 Frederick D. Wilhelmsen Christmas in Christendom -- chapter 25 Whittaker Chambers Epilogue
Summary "If America has been an unsympathetic environment for conservatism, conservatism has, nevertheless, demonstrated an extraordinary tenacity in politics, literature, law, religion, economics, and social thought. Conservatism forms a dissent within the liberal tradition, and also deserves a hearing from any serious student of American history. William F. Buckley, Jr. brought this issue to the forefront in this outstanding collection featuring some of the greatest political thinkers of the twentieth century. This volume illuminates many aspects of the elusive 'conservatism' of which so much has been written, and helps to explain why it is that conservatism survives in politics, economics, social sciences, and the arts. Buckley has drawn from the works of renowned scholars and from those of relatively obscure figures, whose contributions he persuasively puts forward as deeply influential in the crystallization of modern conservative thought. This collection of essays begins by analyzing the history and background of American institutions. It then goes on to inspect strong American presumption in favor of the private sector and the nature of specific challenges to modern society, as well as the response of conservative thought and analysis to those challenges. Pluralists will welcome the approach in this book, and others will be excited by prestigious authors."--Provided by publisher
Notes Originally published in 2011 by Transaction Publishers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 18, 2017)
Subject Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- National.
Politics and government.
United States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy.
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315082675