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The Dilemmas of American Conservatism - Kenneth L. Deutsch

The Dilemmas of American Conservatism

By: Kenneth L. Deutsch (Editor), Ethan M. Fishman (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 9th September 2010
ISBN: 9780813125961
Number Of Pages: 212

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In the second half of the twentieth century, American conservatism emerged from the shadow of New Deal liberalism and developed into a movement exerting considerable influence on the formulation and execution of public policy in the United States. During that period, the political philosophers who provided the intellectual foundations for the American conservative movement were John H. Hallowell, Eric Voegelin, Leo Strauss, Richard Weaver, Russell Kirk, Robert Nisbet, John Courtney Murray, Friedrich Hayek, and Willmoore Kendall.

By offering a comprehensive analysis of their thoughts and beliefs, The Dilemmas of American Conservatism both illuminates the American conservative imagination and reveals its most serious contradictions. The contributing authors question whether a core set of conservative principles can be determined based on the frequently diverging perspectives of these key philosophers.

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"" The Dilemmas of American Conservatism does something no other book does: it bridges the gap between the philosophical articulation of conservatism and the chronicling of the development of conservatism as a self-conscious political movement." -- Daniel J. Mahoney, author of Bertrand de Jouvenel: The Conservative Liberal and the Illusions of Modernity" --

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Classical Realism of John H. Hallowellp. 9
Eric Voegelin and American Conservatismp. 29
Leo Strauss's Friendly Criticism of American Liberal Democracy: Neoconservative or Aristocratic Liberal?p. 47
The Relation of Intellect and Will in the Thought of Richard Weaverp. 63
Robert Nisbet and the Conservative Intellectual Traditionp. 77
John Courtney Murray as Catholic, American Conservativep. 97
Russell Kirk: Traditionalist Conservatism in a Postmodern Agep. 125
F. A. Hayek: A Man of Measurep. 151
Willmoore Kendall, Man of the Peoplep. 175
List of Contributorsp. 203
Indexp. 205
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ISBN: 9780813125961
ISBN-10: 0813125960
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 9th September 2010
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 16.1  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.49