June 02, 2010
In this week’s Acton Commentary, I reviewed a new book by George H. Nash on the history of the American conservative movement:
Reappraising the Right
By Bruce Edward Walker
In his 1950 work, “The Liberal Imagination,” Lionel Trilling famously stated that American liberalism was the one true political philosophy, claiming it as the nation’s “sole intellectual tradition.”
Unknown to him, two young men — one toiling as a professor at Michigan State Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) and the other finishing his degree at Yale University – would publish two articulate, galvanizing works. Continue Reading...