How Nash tracks the debates and intellectual cross-connecting of these ideas is masterful and exhilarating work.
He observes that "one of the most remarkable features" of the movement is that it was heavily Roman Catholic, Anglo-Catholic, or critical of Protestantism.
I would especially recommend this book to anyone who is baffled by today's brand of conservative political thought.
This is a valuable overview of the conservative intellectual movement in America from 1945 to around the year of the book’s publication in 1976. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sam Adams
If you are reading this review you have taken the first step to understanding conservatism on it's own merits rather than what the media tells you what it is. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Timothy
A brilliant portrayal of the post-war conservative intellectual movement; a pure pleasure to read. Nash's magnum opus is beyond praise--- and this said by a guy leaning... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Terrence K. Nichols
Completely devoid of facts. Hanging on failed principals and false assumptions. I wouldn't recommend this to my most ardent conservative friends.Published 19 months ago by Sdyon1
This is simply a splendid piece of work. As someone whose sentiments are left-of-center, I didn't know really what to expect (or whether I'd like what I read) when I picked up the... Read morePublished on July 9, 2012 by Brad Lundell
Having trouble making any sense of the modern conservative movement? Why are social conservatives and libertarians working together, along with conspiracy theorists in league with... Read morePublished on May 6, 2012 by DN
George Nash has also written books such as Reappraising the Right: The Past & Future of American Conservatism, Books and the Founding Fathers, HERBERT HOOVER & STANFORD UNIV... Read morePublished on March 8, 2012 by Steven H Propp
Nash's The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945, which began as a doctoral dissertation, still retains its academic beginnings even as its accessible to the... Read morePublished on March 7, 2012 by Jonathan Jones
Kudos to George Nash for writing this compendium. If you've ever wondered where the intellectual trail of conservatism has been--where the meat is-- this is the book for you. Read morePublished on July 1, 2011 by Will Riddle