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American Conservatism: NOMOS LVI

Sanford Levinson, Melissa Williams, and Joel Parker


The topic of American conservatism is especially timely, and perhaps volatile. Is there what might be termed an “exceptional” form of conservatism that is characteristically American, in contrast to conservatisms found in other countries? Are views that are identified in the United States as conservative necessarily congruent with what political theorists might classify under that label? Or does much American conservatism almost necessarily reflect the distinctly liberal background of American political thought? This book reflects on these crucial questions, unpacking the very nature and devel ... More

Keywords: American conservatism, American political thought, conservatives, American constitutionalism, religion, Leo Strauss

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781479812370
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479812370.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sanford Levinson, editor
University of Texas, Austin

Melissa Williams, editor

Joel Parker, editor

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