Item description for The Future of Conservatism: Conflict and Consensus in the Post-Reagan Era (Religion and Contemporary Culture) by Charles W. Dunn...
Once on the wings of the American political stage, conservatism now plays a leading role in public life, thanks largely to the dynamic legacy of Ronald Reagan. But despite conservatism's emergence as a powerful political force in the last several decades, misunderstandings abound about its meaning and nature---economically, internationally, philosophically, politically, religiously, and socially. In examining these misunderstandings, The Future of American Conservatism: Consensus and Conflict in the Post-Reagan Era reveals the forces that unite, and the tensions that divide, conservatives today.
Edited by noted Reagan scholar Charles W. Dunn, this collection casts conservatism as a collage of complexity that defies easy characterization. Although it is commonly considered an ideology, many of conservatism's foremost intellectuals dispute this notion. Although it is thought to embody a standard set of principles, its principles frequently conflict. Although many leading intellectuals, liberal and conservative, believe that conservatism lacks a significant tradition in America, it has contributed more to American life than the credit lines indicate. And although it is usually thought to create homogeneity among its adherents, in truth conservatism is marked by a great deal of heterogeneity in both its adherents and its ideas.
In fact, conservatism's complexity may well be its strength---or so the essays gathered here suggest. In painting a bright picture of the prospects for conservatives, The Future of American Conservatism is a timely and thought-provoking volume.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.7" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date May 15, 2007
Publisher Intercollegiate Studies Institute
ISBN 1933859229 ISBN13 9781933859224
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More About Charles W. Dunn
Charles W. Dunn is the author of numerous books on American politics and history. He is dean of the School of Arts and Letters at Grove City College and lives in Grove City, Pennsylvania.
Charles W. Dunn currently resides in Grove City, in the state of Pennsylvania. Charles W. Dunn was born in 1915 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Regent University.