The Conservative Tradition in America

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1996 - Political Science - 199 pages
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This comprehensive account identifies different strands of conservative thought while it analyzes the current state and future prospects of conservatism.
 

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Contents

The Emergence of Contemporary American Conservatism
1
The Problem of Defining Conservatism
21
The Ten Most Important Beliefs of Conservatism
45
The Classical Roots of Conservative Thought
65
The Historical Development of American Conservatism
81
The Competing Conservative Traditions in America
117
The Directions of Contemporary American Conservatism
145
A Selected Topical Bibliography
165
Index
191
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Charles W. Dunn is the former chairman of the Department of Political Science at Clemson University. Among his seven previous books are The Future of the American Presidency and American Democracy Debated. J. David Woodard is Professor of Political science at Clemson University and the co-author of The Burden of Busing.

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