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A Republic of Letters in the Modern Age

Bradley J. Birzer

in Russell Kirk: American Conservative

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166186
eISBN:
9780813166643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166186.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines Kirk’s friendships with Robert Nisbet, Leo Strauss, Flannery O’Connor, Eric Voegelin, and Ray Bradbury. It also tells the disastrous story of Kirk’s creation and editing of a ... More


Epilogue: Critics of the Instrumental University

Ethan Schrum

in The Instrumental University: Education in Service of the National Agenda after World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736643
eISBN:
9781501736650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736643.003.0008
Subject:
Education, History of Education

The epilogue treats critics of American modernity and the instrumental university, especially the sociologist Robert Nisbet, a University of California faculty member (and sometime administrator) at ... More


The New Conservatives: The Cold War and the Making of Conservative Orthodoxy

Peter Kolozi

in Conservatives Against Capitalism: From the Industrial Revolution to Globalization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231166522
eISBN:
9780231544610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166522.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Post World War II conservative thinking witnessed a marked shift in criticism away from capitalism itself and to the state. Cold War conservatives’ anti-communism led many on the right to perceive ... More


Routes of Escape: Cold War Individualism and Community Ties

Benjamin Looker

in A Nation of Neighborhoods: Imagining Cities, Communities, and Democracy in Postwar America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226073989
eISBN:
9780226290454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290454.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Fears over physical blight soon intersected with cold-war anxieties over infiltration and subversion. Chapter 4 surveys prominent cold-war interpretations of the city neighborhood's functions, where ... More


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