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Wilfred McClay

George Nash’s Conservative Intellectual Movement and Communities of Discourse

When I picked up a copy of George H. Nash’s indispensable history of The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945 at the local used book store, I got more than I bargained for.Sure, I got a pretty good deal on the book itself:  I paid $9.99 for a near-perfect hardback copy of the 1996 edition.  The pages are tight and clean, there is almost no shelf-wear, and the dust jacket is just ever so slightly bumped at the corners.  It’s a really nice copy.  This is because I haven’t started reading it yet.  I am a tough, tactile Read more