Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
American ConservatismNOMOS LVI$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Sanford Levinson, Melissa Williams, and Joel Parker

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781479812370

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479812370.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM NYU Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.nyu.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of NYU Press Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NYSO for personal use.date: 24 June 2021

Fighting Over the Conservative Banner

Fighting Over the Conservative Banner

Chapter:
(p.336) 9 Fighting Over the Conservative Banner
Source:
American Conservatism
Author(s):

Carl T. Bogus

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479812370.003.0009

This chapter begins by discussing modern American conservatism. Modern American conservatism is a coalition of three main schools of thought: libertarianism, neoconservatism, and religious or social conservatism. These three schools have important commonalities, but they have significant differences as well. In the late 1950s and the 1960s, they were brought together as allies by William F. Buckley Jr., and his colleagues at the National Review. One of Buckley’s strengths as a leader of a movement was that he lacked the disposition of a political philosopher and was relatively untroubled by ideological contradictions. He permitted debate and disagreement among the three schools of thought, but only within certain parameters. He then became so personally popular and admired, and National Review had grown so successful, that during the nascent period of the movement, Buckley and the magazine became nearly synonymous with conservatism.

Keywords:   modern conservatism, libertarianism, neoconservatism, religious conservatism, social conservatism, William F. Buckley Jr., National Review, conservatism

NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.