American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia Gets a Write-Up

Two days after I noted that it hasn’t received nearly enough attention, ISI’s near comprehensive compedium gets some proper coverage in the New York Times. I haven’t read the story myself, I should note — I often try to avoid coverage of books that I’m reviewing myself until I have my piece written. But I figure my loyal readers (all four of them) will want to have a look.

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2 thoughts on “American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia Gets a Write-Up

  1. Tim June 23, 2006 / 12:48 pm

    I have started reading ‘American Conservatism’, my guess is that it will take me maybe another year to get through it. It is superb with lots of exposure to little known nooks and crannies in conservative landscape and (thankfully) not much time wasted on the commanding heights. Of course their claim to be actual conservatives is a bit like Mao Tse Tung pretending to be Mickey Mouse.

  2. Marcus Epstein June 28, 2006 / 6:29 pm

    “Dan T. Carter of the University of South of Carolina said such entries offered a “pasteurized” view of racial history. “The rise of American conservatism owes, in some part, to racial animosity, and it’s uncomfortable for many conservatives to deal with that,” said Mr. Carter, a biographer of Wallace who describes his politics as liberal. “You don’t have to say that conservatism capitulated to it. But you have to acknowledge it was there.”
    ———-

    I talked to you about Asa Carter/Forest Carter on saturday. Dan Carter was a second cousin of Forest/Asa who was responsible for outing him.

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