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1st Edition

American Conservative Opinion Leaders

Edited By

Mark J. Rozell

ISBN 9780367153519
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
270 Pages

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Book Description

In this book - one of the few academic works to scrutinise the major figures of American conservatism since the Reagan-Bush era began - the contributors identify and assess current trends in conservative political thought. Through their profiles of conservative opinion leaders, these scholars offer even-handed, critical examinations not only of the

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction: Conservatism After Reagan -- Conservatism and Tradition -- George F. Will’s “Tory” Conservatism -- Russell Kirk: The Conservatism of Tradition -- William F. Buckley, Jr.: Conservatism with Class -- Edward Banfield: Taming the Spirit of Modern Progressivism -- C. Everett Koop: Abortion, AIDS and American Conservatism -- The Neoconservative Movement -- Irving Kristol’s Neoconservatism -- Norman Podhoretz’s Polemical Commentaries -- Jeane Kirkpatrick’s Public Philosophy and Rhetoric -- Capitalism and Economics -- Milton Friedman and the Recovery of Liberalism -- Michael Novak: On Democratic Capitalism and the Things That Are Caesar’s -- Foreign Affairs -- Edward Luttwak and Strategy in the 1980s -- Richard Pipes: Conservatives and the Russian Empire -- Constitutional Interpretation -- James Jackson Kilpatrick: Southern Conservative -- Language and the Limits of Judging: Chief Justice Rehnquist’s Jurisprudence of Common Sense

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Mark J. Rozell is professor of public policy and acting dean of the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University in Arlington, VA, and Fairfax, VA.