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The Vanishing Tradition: Perspectives on American Conservatism

Paul Gottfried


This anthology provides a timely critical overview of the American conservative movement. The chapters cover subjects that have not previously been discussed. In particular, the book hits hard at the blatant cult of celebrity and intolerance of dissent that has come to characterize the conservative movement in this country. As the book shows, the conservative movement has not often retrieved its wounded, instead dispatching them in order to please its friendly opposition and to prove its “moderateness.” The movement has also been open to the influence of demanding sponsors who have pushed it i ... More

Keywords: American conservative movement, moderateness, permanent values, controversy, American conservatism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501749858
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501749858.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Gottfried, editor
Elizabethtown College