Conservatism Revisited: The Revolt Against Ideology #2020

Conservatism Revisited: The Revolt Against Ideology By Peter Viereck Conservatism Revisited The Revolt Against Ideology Peter Viereck poet and historian is one of the principle theoreticians of conservatism in modern American political thought In this classic work Viereck undertakes a penetrating and unorthodox anal
  • Title: Conservatism Revisited: The Revolt Against Ideology
  • Author: Peter Viereck
  • ISBN: 9780765805768
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Paperback
  • Conservatism Revisited: The Revolt Against Ideology By Peter Viereck Peter Viereck, poet and historian, is one of the principle theoreticians of conservatism in modern American political thought In this classic work, Viereck undertakes a penetrating and unorthodox analysis of that quintessential conservative, Prince Metternich, and offers evidence that cultural and political conservatism may perhaps be best adapted to sustain a free and rePeter Viereck, poet and historian, is one of the principle theoreticians of conservatism in modern American political thought In this classic work, Viereck undertakes a penetrating and unorthodox analysis of that quintessential conservative, Prince Metternich, and offers evidence that cultural and political conservatism may perhaps be best adapted to sustain a free and reasonable society.According to Viereck s definition, conservatism is not the enemy of economic reform or social progress, nor is it the oppressive instrument of the privileged few Although conservatism has been attacked from the left and often discredited by exploitation from the right, it remains the historic name for a point of view vital to contemporary society and culture Divided into three parts, the book opens with a survey of conservatism in its cultural context of classicism and humanism Rejecting the blind alley of reaction, Viereck calls for a discriminating set of principles that include preservation through reform, self expression through self restraint, a fruitful nostalgia for the permanent beneath the flux, and a preference for historical continuity over violent rupture.Viereck locates our idea of Western political unity in Metternich s Concert of Europe whose goal was a cosmopolitan Europe united in peace This ideal was opposed by both the violent nationalism that resulted in Nazism and the socialist internationalism that became a tool of Soviet Russian expansionism While not ignoring the extremely negative aspects of Metternich s legacy, Viereck focuses on his attempts to tame the bellicosity of European nationalism and his little known efforts to reform and modernize the Hapsburg Empire.
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      Peter Robert Edwin Viereck August 5, 1916 May 13, 2006 , was an American poet and political thinker, as well as a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College for five decades.Viereck was born in New York, the son of George Sylvester Viereck He received his B.A summa cum laude in history in 1937 from Harvard University He then specialized in European history, receiving his M.A in 1939 and his Ph.D in 1942 in history, again from Harvard.Viereck was prolific in his writing, publishing much since 1938 He was a respected poet, who published numerous poetry collections In addition, a number of his poems were first published in Poetry Magazine His collection of poetry, Terror and Decorum, won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Author of Metapolitics 1941 and Archer in the marrow, c1984 Biog resource center Contemp authors , Oct 7, 2005 Peter Robert Edwin Viereck b Aug 5, 1916, New York, N.Y Harvard University, Ph D 1942 William R Kenan Chair of History, Mount Holyoke College, 1979 Biog resource center Contemp authors , May 17, 2006 Peter Robert Edwin Viereck b Aug 5, 1916, New York, N.Y Harvard University, Ph D 1942 William R Kenan Chair of History, Mount Holyoke College, 1979 New York times WWW site, May 19, 2006 Peter Viereck Peter Robert Edwin Viereck b Aug 5, 1916, Manhattan d Saturday May 13, 2006 , South Hadley, Mass aged 89 noted historian, Pulitzer Prize winning poet, and founder of the mid 20th century American conservative movement who later denounced what he saw as its late 20th century excesses LC database, May 19, 2006 b hdg Viereck, Peter Robert Edwin, 1916 usage Peter Viereck predominant form , Peter Robert Edwin Viereck

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    1. A really useful and engaging summary of contemporary conservative thought, especially for anyone knew to the subject.


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