Conservative Thinkers: From John Adams to Winston Churchill by Peter Viereck

By Peter Viereck

throughout the US this day, conservatism is being hotly debated either around the political spectrum and in the conservative flow itself. a lot of the general public debate is with out definition or ancient context. This background of conservatism by way of well known historian, social critic, and poet Peter Viereck goals to satisfy the necessity for a concise, balanced photo of conservative suggestion in all its assorted shadings and cultural contexts.The analytical part of the publication offers a succinct yet thorough severe review of conservatism's so much consultant figures. Viereck starts with chapters defining conservatism itself, its unique technical phrases, and its altering ancient conditions. the remainder offers with its real thinkers and statesmen. After every one major conservative thesis, the anti-conservative rebuttal is summarized, and the reader is authorized to arrive his personal conclusions. even though the 1st rigidity is on conservative political philosophy (from John Adams to Churchill), key sections additionally rigidity non-political conservatism: in faith (Cardinal Newman) and within the basically cultural protest opposed to fabric development (Coleridge, Dostoyevsky, Melville, Henry Adams).Every significant aspect is concretely illustrated through an appended cross-reference to a main resource within the moment part, a well-chosen anthology of key conservative files. standards for inclusion are 3, representativeness, intensity of notion, significance of impression. the result's now not uniformity yet a gamut: from severe illiberal response to an evolutionary reasonable spirit. the previous passes imperceptibly into authoritarianism; the latter, into liberalism.

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Conservative Thinkers: From John Adams to Winston Churchill

Throughout the US this present day, conservatism is being hotly debated either around the political spectrum and in the conservative move itself. a lot of the general public debate is with no definition or historic context. This background of conservatism by way of popular historian, social critic, and poet Peter Viereck goals to fulfill the necessity for a concise, balanced photograph of conservative concept in all its diversified shadings and cultural contexts.

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