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The Vision of Richard Weaver

By Joseph A. Scotchie Copyright 1995
    245 Pages
    by Routledge

    250 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Richard M. Weaver was one of the founders of modern conservatism. He is an enduring intellectual figure of twentieth-century America. Weaver was dedicated to examining the dual nature of human beings and the quest for civilized communities in a corrupted age that believed in the religion of science and in the "natural goodness" of man. The Vision of Richard Weaver is the first collection of essays about this seminal thinker.
    Thirty years after his untimely death, Richard Weaver remains a heroic figure to many conservatives and traditionalists concerned about the state of American culture. Now a new generation of readers can understand the importance of this pioneer of thought. The Vision of Richard Weaver will be of significant value to political theorists, philosophers, and students of American civilization.

    Introduction: From Weaverville to Posterity 1. The Vision of Richard Weaver 2. Southern Thought and National Materialism 3. Richard M. Weaver and the Metaphysics of Property 4. The Mind of Richard Weaver 5. The South Wisely Perceived 6. Richard M. Weaver on the Nature of Rhetoric: An Interpretation 7. Dialectic Rhetorician 8. Rhetoric and the Tyrannizing Image 9. The Agrarianism of Richard Weaver: Beginnings and Completions 10. A Southern Agrarian at the University of Chicago 11. The Conservativism of Affirmation 12. Stranger in Paradise 13. Looking Before and After 14. Is the Battle Over or Has it Just Begun? the Southern Tradition Twenty Years After Richard Weaver


    Joseph Scotchie has spent the last thirty years working in journalism as well as teaching. Currently he is an editor for Anton Community Newspaper in Mineola, New York. His writings have appeared in numerous journals, including Chronicles, Modern Age, The American Conservative, and The Thomas Wolfe Review. In addition his books include Barbarians at the Saddle, Thomas Wolfe Revisited, and Street Corner Conservative: Patrick J. Buchanan and His Times.