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Frank Meyer

The Abstractions of Conservatism

As LD Burnett noted in one of her prior posts on George Nash’s The Conservative Intellectual Movement in American: Since 1945, an important component of post-WWII conservatism was (and is still, I believe) its reliance on intellectual history, both American and otherwise. Here’s a key passage from the book and her post (bolds mine): The most noteworthy feature of this body of thought [of the “new conservative” wing in Nash’s taxonomy] is the simple fact that it was overwhelmingly intellectual history. In nearly all these accounts of the decline of the west…ideas were alleged to have been decisive; ideas had Read more