What is Conservatism for?

Symposium

What is Conservatism for?

| Fall, 2010
mansfield

Harvey C. Mansfield is a professor of government and political philosophy at Harvard, where he has taught since 1962. He is the author or translator of fifteen books, including The Spirit of Liberalism (1978) and A Student’s Guide to Political …

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| Fall, 2010

Anyone tracing the pedigree of our political ideas must be struck by the importance and the sheer eventfulness of the late eighteenth century. In the course of its final three decades, many of the crucial concepts, divisions and arguments that …

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| Fall, 2010
ppz

In Issue 9 of N+1, the critic (and UCLA English professor) Mark McGurl describes the problem facing the contemporary novel this way: What should the novel do once consciousness has been physically “explained”? What happens to the tradition of novelistic …

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| Fall, 2010
johnny_thakar_conservatives_marx_Reagan

Every thriving political movement contains diverse and often warring elements bound together by little more than strength of feeling and the lure of power, so it would be stupid to look for unblemished ideological consistency in a political party. But …

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| Fall, 2010
blind-leading-blind

The reflections I share in this space may appear, at moments, to indulge in the barbed and the bitter, and the reader unfamiliar with my subject and with my own work, and otherwise disinclined to assertive denunciation, may be tempted …

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What is Conservatism for?
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