William F. Buckley Jr.

William F. Buckley Jr.

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The modern-day Renaissance man who forged the conservative movement Noted conservative historian Lee Edwards, who knew William F. Buckley Jr. for more than forty years, delivers a much-needed intellectual biography of the man has been called a€œarguably the most important public intellectual in the United States in the past half century.a€ In this concise and compelling book, Edwards reveals how Buckley did more than any other person to build the conservative movement. Once derided as a set of a€œirritable mental gestures, a€ conservatism became, under Buckleya€™s guidance, a political and intellectual force that transformed America. As conservatives debate the ideas that should drive their movement, William F. Buckley Jr.: The Maker of a Movement reminds us of the principles that animated Buckley, as well as the thinkers who inspired him. The four most important intellectual influences on this great molder of American conservatism, Edwards shows, were libertarian author and social critic Albert Jay Nock, conservative political scientist Willmoore Kendall, former Soviet spy Whittaker Chambers, and realpolitik apostle James Burnham. Having dug deep into the voluminous Buckley papers, Edwards also illuminates the profound influence of Buckleya€™s close-knit family and his unwavering Catholic faith.a€œGeorge Will and William F. Buckley, a€ This Week, ABC News, October 9, 2005. 19 . Joseph Rago, a€œOld School: William ... Rich Lowry, a€œThe End of Illusion, Part II, a€ King Features Syndicate, September 19, 2008. 24. Bridges and Coyne, 323. 25.


Title:William F. Buckley Jr.
Author: Lee Edwards
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2014-04-08
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