|What They're Saying...||
"You can't understand the history of American thought without this critically important volume."
"Here is the first generation of American conservative intellectuals, in all their uncomfortable glory; prickly, quirky, unclubbably aristocratic and as individual a the idiosyncratic philosophies they espoused. Compassionate conservatives they most definitely weren't, and their angry anti-modernism has not yet lost its power to startle and provoke. For those short-sighted youngsters who think conservatism started with Ronald Reagan or Barry Goldwater—or even Bill Buckley—this admirably edited collection will supply a swift kick in the preconceptions."
"Theirs was a DIFFERENT conservatism, principled and void of odious pragmatism. Now you can read the works that helped lay the foundation for today's emphasis on limited government, private property, economic decentralization, and traditional American federalism . . ."
"This book has variety enough of authors and points of view to please no one, if the reader is looking for an agreeable few hours of innocent pleasure. On the other hand, if you can tolerate varying opinions and enjoy statements that are clearly written though not of your persuasion, you might find the book a delight."
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