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The Neoconservative Persuasion

by Irving Kristol

Irving Kristol, the 'godfather' of neoconservatism, was founder and editor of The Public Interest. This collection of his essays reveals the intellectual development of this influential thinker and charts the development of neoconservatism since the 1940s. Many of the essays are reprinted for the first time since their original publication. Topics range from Machiavelli to the welfare state, capitalism, foreign policy, and Judaism and Christianity. The book closes with three autobiographical essays and a 30-page list of Kristol's published books, edited collections, essays, reviews, symposia, interviews, and lectures. There is no subject index. Editor Gertrude Himmelfarb is Kristol's widow. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

The Neoconservative Persuasion

by Irving Kristol

Irving Kristol, the "godfather" of neoconservatism and one of our most important public intellectuals, played an extraordinarily influential role in the development of American intellectual and political culture over the past half century. These essays, many hard to find and reprinted here for the first time since their initial appearance, are a penetrating survey of the intellectual development of one of the progenitors of neoconservatism.Kristol wrote over the years on a remarkably broad range of topics--from W. H. Auden to Ronald Reagan, from the neoconservative movement's roots in the 1940s at City College to American foreign policy, from religion to capitalism. Kristol's writings provide us with a unique guide to the development of neoconservatism as one of the leading strains of thought--one of the leading "persuasions"--in recent American political and intellectual history.

The Neoconservative Persuasion

by Irving Kristol

Irving Kristol, the "godfather" of neoconservatism and one of our most important public intellectuals, played an extraordinarily influential role in the development of American intellectual and political culture over the past half century. These essays, many hard to find and reprinted here for the first time since their initial appearance, are a penetrating survey of the intellectual development of one of the progenitors of neoconservatism.Kristol wrote over the years on a remarkably broad range of topics--from W. H. Auden to Ronald Reagan, from the neoconservative movement's roots in the 1940s at City College to American foreign policy, from religion to capitalism. Kristol's writings provide us with a unique guide to the development of neoconservatism as one of the leading strains of thought--one of the leading "persuasions"--in recent American political and intellectual history.

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