Willmoore Kendall: Maverick of American Conservatives by John A. MurleyWillmoore Kendall: Maverick of American Conservatives by John A. Murley

Willmoore Kendall: Maverick of American Conservatives

EditorJohn A. Murley, John E. AlvisForeword byWilliam F. Buckley

Paperback | October 14, 2002

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Willmoore Kendall: Maverick of American Conservatives provides the first book-length study of a man long regarded as a founding father of American intellectual conservatism. This edited collection brings together a diverse range of perspectives on Kendall's life and work and places the post-World War II political theorist in the context of modern American conservatism. Far from providing a monolithic view of Kendall's thought, the contributions illuminate an unconventional, often contradictory, thinker. The book traces the development of Kendall's body of political thought from his early years in Oxford, through his work on John Locke, to the later speculation that produced The Basic Symbols of the American Political Tradition , and analyzes the influence of Leo Strauss on his later work. Including, for the first time in print, the complete correspondence between Kendall and Strauss that significantly shaped Kendall's later work, Willmoore Kendall is a vital contribution to American intellectual history.
John A. Murley is Professor of Political Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is the coeditor of the two-volume Essays in Law and Philosophy: On The Practice of Theory (1992) and Leo Strauss, the Straussians, and the American Regime (Rowman & Littlefield, 1999). John E. Alvis is Professor of English and Director of Amer...
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Title:Willmoore Kendall: Maverick of American ConservativesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.94 × 6.08 × 0.96 inPublished:October 14, 2002Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0739105515

ISBN - 13:9780739105511

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface Chapter 3 The Place of Willmoore Kendall in American Conservatism Chapter 4 Willmoore Kendall and the Doctrine of Majority Rule Chapter 5 The Evolution of Willmoore Kendall's Political Thought Chapter 6 On the "Calhounism" of Willmoore Kendall Chapter 7 The Missing Passage of "The Vanderbilt Lectures" Chapter 8 Willmoore Kendall and Leo Strauss Chapter 9 Willmoore Kendall-Leo Strauss Correspondence Chapter 11 Ancients and Moderns

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I think [Willmoore Kendall's] "deliberate sense" account of the American political tradition is correct, plainly set forth by our eighteenth-century founders but also reaching back in time to centuries of English experience and common law.