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Conservative Thinkers: From John Adams to Winston Churchill

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Across America today, conservatism is being hotly debated both across the political spectrum and within the conservative movement itself. Much of the public debate is without definition or historical context. This history of conservatism by renowned historian, social critic, and poet Peter Viereck aims to meet the need for a concise, balanced picture of conservative though ...more
Paperback, 191 pages
Published October 11th 2005 by Transaction Publishers (first published 1956)
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Viereck's book is a collection of various Conservative thinkers from the time of the French Revolution and late 18th Century to the 20th Century in an attempt to identify the various strains of Conservative thought.

Although he uses at times rather clunky academic terms such as "Evolutionist Conservatives" like Burke who believe that society should change, but at a slow and prudent pace, with "Ottantottist" Reactionaries who seek to preserve the Status Quo of the Ancien Regime that dominated Eur
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Peter Robert Edwin Viereck (August 5, 1916 – May 13, 2006), was an American poet and political thinker, as well as a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College for five decades.

Viereck was born in New York, the son of George Sylvester Viereck. He received his B.A. summa cum laude in history in 1937 from Harvard University. He then specialized in European history, receiving his M.A. in 1939 and
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