Conservatism in America since 1930

ISBN-10: 0814797997

ISBN-13: 9780814797990

Edition: 2003

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Description: View the Table of Contents .nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Read the Introduction . "All the greatsBuckley, Hayek, Kirk, Friedman, Reaganare represented in the fine anthology edited by Gregory L. Schneider, and the gloves occasionally come off"National Review "An ambitious book, chock-full of the learned and provocative writing that characterized the opposition party all throughout the strife-torn 20th century. It is brutally honest about the movement's current predicament." The American Conservative "Liberals and conservatives alike should have no trouble endorsing this anthology from 70 years of the conservative movement in the United States."Library Journal While there have long been libertarians, agrarians, individualists, collectivists, nationalists, and others who fit the contemporary label of "conservative," no cohesive conservative movement existed prior to World War II. How, then, did conservatism develop into such a powerful American political force? Tracing the history of conservatism from the concerns and ideas of the Old Right, through the Cold War, the "Gingrich revolution," and into the present,Conservatism in America Since 1930gathers a wide range of conservative writings and documents showcasing the development and protean character of the modern conservative intellectual and political movement. The book includes essays from Russell Kirk, Milton Friedman, F.A. Hayek, William F. Buckley, Jr., Ronald Reagan, and Pat Buchanan, among others, and highlights key debates between the movement's factions. Along with essays by these canonical conservative figures, the volume also contains excerpts from sources less frequently cited, such as the Twelve Southerners and Seward Collins, as well as documents from conservative organizations and journals. The primary documents are supplemented by introductions which set the historical context and offer illuminating commentary on how conservatism shifted identity over the course of modern American history.

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 6/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 452
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Old Right
Southern Agrarians and the Defense of Region
Monarch as Alternative
Radical Individualism: The State as Enemy
Conservatism Takes Shape: Human Events
Classical Liberalism
Resurrecting the Abandoned Road
Getting Together
Defining Principles: Capitalism and Freedom
Traditionalism
The Quest for Order
The Conservative Mind
A Rebel in Search of Tradition
Anticommunism
A Witness
The Communist Mind
Khrushchev at the UN: The Damage We Have Done to Ourselves
The Hungary Pledge
Fusion
A Rebel Finds His Tradition
Why I Am Not a Conservative
National Review: Statement of Intentions
National Review: Credenda and Statement of Principles
The Plunge into Politics
The Conscience of a Conservative
The Young Americans for Freedom
The Sharon Statement
A Choice, Not an Echo
Extremism in the Defense of Liberty: The Republican National Convention Acceptance Address
Libertarianism
The Libertarian Review: Editorial Statement
Why Be Libertarian?
Libertarianism or Libertinism?
What Is Libertarianism?
New Rights
An Emerging Conservative Majority
Message from MARs: The Social Politics of the New Right
Why Big Business Is Good for America
The Reagan Era
The Great Communicator: Three Speeches
Looking Backward at the Gipper
Why I Am Not a Neoconservative
Of What Use Is Tradition?
Conservative Splits
Conservatism after Reagan
A Republic, Not an Empire
Beautiful Losers: Why Conservatism Failed
Contract with America
An Open Letter to Conservatives
What's Right: Policy Review Defines the Limits of Conservatism
Notes
Index
About the Editor
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