If you are interested in learning the who's and why's of conservativism this is a great book to start reading.
The title correctly identifies the subject matter of the book -- it is a history of an intellectual movement, and only secondarily a political history.
How Nash tracks the debates and intellectual cross-connecting of these ideas is masterful and exhilarating work.
George Nash's The Conservative Intellectual Movement In America Since 1945 has proved the standard account of its topic since its publication in 1976. Read morePublished 2 months ago by SockPuppet
An excellent history of the intellectual movement of conservatism. Nash clearly identifies, key ideological positions, and where they come from. Read morePublished 4 months ago by John Pigg
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 11 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 21 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 on March 26, 2013 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 on March 17, 2013 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