American Conservatism

American Conservatism

An Encyclopedia

Book - 2006
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American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive reference volume to cover what is surely the most influential political and intellectual movement of the last half century. More than a decade in the makingand more than half a million words in length?this informative and entertaining encyclopedia contains substantive entries of up to two thousand words on those persons, events, organizations, and concepts of major importance to postwar American conservatism. Its contributors include iconic patriarchs of the conservative and libertarian movements, including Russell Kirk, M. E. Bradford, Gerhart Niemeyer, Stephen J. Tonsor, Peter Stanlis, and Murray Rothbard; celebrated scholars such as George H. Nash, Peter Augustine Lawler, Allan Carlson, Daniel J. Mahoney, Wilfred McClay, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, George W. Carey, and Paul Gottfried; well-known authors, including George Weigel, Lee Edwards, Richard Brookhiser, and Gregory Wolfe; and influential movement activists and leaders such as M. Stanton Evans, Morton Blackwell, Leonard Liggio, and Llewellyn Rockwell. Ranging from abortion to Zoll, Donald Atwell, and written from viewpoints as various as those which have informed the postwar conservative movement itself, the encyclopedia's more than 600 entries will orient readers of all kinds to the people and ideas that have given shape to contemporary American conservatism. This long-awaited volume is not to be missed.

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From "abortion" to "Zoll, Donald Atwell," the self described "sentimental monarchist" former political science professor, the 626 entries presented by the editors (of the Ave Maria School of Law and ISI Books) in this encyclopedia offer information on the persons, schools, concepts, organizations, events, publications, and other topics of importance to the nature of the postwar conservative intellectual movement in America. Other examples of topics discussed include "authority;" "Belloc, Hilaire;" "American Spectator;" "homeschooling;" "Hudson Institute;" "Kirkpatrick, Jeane J.;" "Libertarian Party;" "neoconservatism;" "National Review;" and "welfare policy." The political perspectives of contributors vary somewhat and only "views that seemed to be clearly beyond the pale of mainstream conservative thought have been intentionally excluded." Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, 2006
ISBN: 9781932236439
Characteristics: xxv, 979 p. : ill. ; 26 cm


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