Lecture Description

The conservative intellectual movement in America after 1945 emphasized anti-Communism, defense of the free market, religious values, and faith in tradition. Its leading writers felt a tension between radical individualism on the one hand and defense of community on the other, a tension that was never fully resolved. In this lecture, Professor Allitt, author of “The Conservatives: Ideas and Personalities Throughout American History,” explores the key individuals and ideas in the post-World War II era.


Intellectual Politics

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