The Conservative Intellectual Movement: Then and Now

The Conservative Intellectual Movement: Then and Now

July 23, 2014 12:00 ET
The conservative movement has gone through several phases in the post World War era. From the Eisenhower years of the immediate post-war era to the Reagan revolution to the neo-conservatism of George Bush, conservatism has carried many labels. Dr. George Nash will examine the post-1945 history and current configuration of the conservative intellectual movement, with emphasis on the various components of the coalition (libertarians, neo-conservatives, social conservatives, etc.) and the challenges it now faces. As we look forward to another important election season it is important that we examine the roots of conservatism and seek to apply the lessons of the past to today. George H. Nash

The conservative movement has gone through several phases in the post World War era. From the Eisenhower years of the immediate post-war era to the Reagan revolution to the neo-conservatism of George Bush, conservatism has carried many labels. Dr. George Nash will examine the post-1945 history and current configuration of the conservative intellectual movement, with emphasis on the various components of the coalition (libertarians, neo-conservatives, social conservatives, etc.) and the challenges it now faces. As we look forward to another important election season it is important that we examine the roots of conservatism and seek to apply the lessons of the past to today.

George H. Nash was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts on April 1, 1945. After graduating from South Hadley High School as valedictorian of the Class of 1963, he entered Amherst College, where he graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1967. He received his Ph.D. in History from Harvard University in 1973. Dr. Nash is the author of The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945. More recently, Dr. Nash has written Reappraising the Right: The Past and Future of American Conservatism (ISI Books, 2009). To view a complete bio of the extensive work Dr. Nash has done click here.

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The conservative movement has gone through several phases in the post World War era. From the Eisenhower years of the immediate post-war era to the Reagan revolution to the neo-conservatism of George Bush, conservatism has carried many labels. Dr. George Nash will examine the post-1945 history and current configuration of the conservative intellectual movement, with emphasis on the various components of the coalition (libertarians, neo-conservatives, social conservatives, etc.) and the challenges it now faces. As we look forward to another important election season it is important that we examine the roots of conservatism and seek to apply the lessons of the past to today.

George H. Nash was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts on April 1, 1945. After graduating from South Hadley High School as valedictorian of the Class of 1963, he entered Amherst College, where he graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1967. He received his Ph.D. in History from Harvard University in 1973. Dr. Nash is the author of The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945. More recently, Dr. Nash has written Reappraising the Right: The Past and Future of American Conservatism (ISI Books, 2009). To view a complete bio of the extensive work Dr. Nash has done click here.

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