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Conservatism in America Since 1930: A Reader

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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 O
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Paperback, 452 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by New York University Press
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Doug
Aug 31, 2009 Doug rated it really liked it
Good anthology from NYU Press of "conservative" writing since 1930. I don't quote the word to disparage it, but to highlight the surprising (and welcome) heterodoxy which has characterized the American Right; it's not agreed by self-styled conservatives as to just what conservatism is, or encompasses. This in itself reminds me of what Borges discussed (and which I am reading now) in This Craft Of Verse, that the less we define, the more we know -- and that arguments convince nobody. That's anoth ...more
Cate Neuhauser
Dec 14, 2012 Cate Neuhauser rated it it was amazing
This is one of the greatest books I have ever read, and def one of the top conservative books. It provides a history of conservative ideas, and is not just a book with one persons opinions, but rather how the movement has changed through the last 80 years
Seth
Apr 18, 2014 Seth rated it really liked it
Schneider's is probably the best overview of American conservatism's intellectuals. He begins in 1930, which demonstrates that American conservatism is not just a post-WWII phenomena. The only weakness is that Schneider's introduction is not longer.
Trenton
Jul 29, 2013 Trenton rated it really liked it
One of the first books on Conservatism I ever read. Now I have to go back and re-read it.
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