The Politics of the American Civil Liberties Union

Author: William A. Donohue

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412838443

Category: Law

Page: 366

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This is a critical analysis of the history of the American Civil Liberties Union and represents the first published account of the ACLU's record. Other works on the organization either dealt only with specific issues or have been simply journalistic accounts. Donohue provides the first systematic analysis by a social scientist. It is unquestionably the most serious work now available and is likely to remain the touchstone for any such work for many years to come.

Conversations with Tom Wolfe

Author: Dorothy McInnis Scura

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780878054275

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 8932

Gathers interviews with Tom Wolfe from each period of his career and offers a brief profile of his life and accomplishments

Conversations with Norman Mailer

Author: Norman Mailer,Michael Lennon

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780878053520

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 396

View: 5259

Mailer discusses his writing, the craft of fiction, literary criticism, his career as an author, biography, and modern society

William F. Buckley, Jr.

Patron Saint of the Conservatives

Author: John B. Judis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743217977

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 2205

A biography of William F. Buckley who founded modern American conservatism, started The National Review, and influenced a generation of politicians.

The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Third Edition)

Author: Peter E. Meltzer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393338975

Category: Reference

Page: 720

View: 5962

With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.

William F. Buckley Jr.

The Maker of a Movement

Author: Lee Edwards

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497620767

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7367

The modern-day Renaissance man who forged the conservative movement Noted conservative historian Lee Edwards, who knew William F. Buckley Jr. for more than forty years, delivers a much-needed intellectual biography of the man has been called “arguably the most important public intellectual in the United States in the past half century.” In this concise and compelling book, Edwards reveals how Buckley did more than any other person to build the conservative movement. Once derided as a set of “irritable mental gestures,” conservatism became, under Buckley’s guidance, a political and intellectual force that transformed America. As conservatives debate the ideas that should drive their movement, William F. Buckley Jr.: The Maker of a Movement reminds us of the principles that animated Buckley, as well as the thinkers who inspired him. The four most important intellectual influences on this great molder of American conservatism, Edwards shows, were libertarian author and social critic Albert Jay Nock, conservative political scientist Willmoore Kendall, former Soviet spy Whittaker Chambers, and realpolitik apostle James Burnham. Having dug deep into the voluminous Buckley papers, Edwards also illuminates the profound influence of Buckley’s close-knit family and his unwavering Catholic faith.

The Catholic William F. Buckley, Jr.

Portsmouth Review

Author: James P. MacGuire

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442235608

Category: Religion

Page: 194

View: 8036

Featuring contributions by Christopher Buckley, E.J. Dionne, Dom Damian Kearney, Dom Paschal Scotti, Father George Rutler, Hon. James L. Buckley, Peter M. Flanigan, Maggie Gallagher, Kathryn Jean Lopez, Lee Edwards, Roger Kimball, Joseph Bottum, and many more. The Catholic William F. Buckley, Jr. highlights the proceedings of the 2009 Portsmouth Institute conference on The Catholic William F. Buckley, Jr.

Conversations with Eudora Welty

Author: Eudora Welty

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780878052066

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

View: 9683

In a series of interviews Eudora Welty discusses her life in Mississippi, her literary career, and her novels and short stories


The American Spectator's 20th Anniversary Anthology

Author: R. Emmett Tyrrell

Publisher: Harpercollins


Category: anthology

Page: 511

View: 5424

Essays examine a wide range of topics including book reviewing, smoking, communism, sexism, Jimmy Carter, and William F. Buckley


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: N.A

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William F. Buckley Jr. and the Rise of American Conservatism

Author: Carl T. Bogus

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608193551

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 8346

"This is an insightful book that will please anyone interested in midcentury American history and politics. Anyone serious about political philosophy will learn from it. Highly recommended.Â?? -Library Journal (starred review) William F. Buckley Jr. was the foremost architect of the conservative movement that transformed American politics between the 1960s and the end of the century. When Buckley launched National Review in 1955, conservatism was a beleaguered, fringe segment of the Republican Party. Three decades later Ronald Reagan-who credited National Review with shaping his beliefs-was in the White House. Buckley and his allies devised a new-model conservatism that replaced traditional ideals of Edmund Burke with a passionate belief in the free market; religious faith; and an aggressive stance on foreign policy. Buckley's TV show, Firing Line, and his campaign for mayor of New York City made him a celebrity; his wit and zest for combat made conservatism fun. But Buckley was far more than a controversialist. Deploying his uncommon charm, shrewdly recruiting allies, quashing ideological competitors, and refusing to compromise on core principles, he almost single-handedly transformed conservatism from a set of retrograde attitudes into a revolutionary force.

Conversations with Gore Vidal

Author: Gore Vidal,Richard Peabody,Lucinda Ebersole

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781578066735

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

View: 1563

In this collection of interviews with Gore Vidal, one of America's most prolific authors, the writer, screenwriter, and raconteur proves himself to be a witty, acerbic, and cantankerous conversationalist who defies conventional wisdom and lacerates cliches inherent in politics and literature. Simultaneous.

Summary: Flying High

Review and Analysis of William F. Buckley Jr.'s Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511000784

Category: Political Science

Page: 44

View: 3474

The must-read summary of William F. Buckley Jr.'s book: “Flying High: Remembering Barry Goldwater”. This complete summary of "Flying High" by William F. Buckley Jr. presents his tribute to the former presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, and recalls the successes and mistakes of his quest for the White House. Regarded as an inspiration for the Conservative movement even today, Goldwater is honoured and remembered in this remembrance. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand Goldwater's ideology and his presidential campaign • Expand your knowledge of American politics and history To learn more, read "Flying High" and discover the story of Barry Goldwater, a key inspiration to the Conservative movement.

From the Wandering Jew to William F. Buckley Jr

On Science, Literature, and Religion

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Pyr Books


Category: Science

Page: 350

View: 7609

Best known for his writings on popular science and mathematics and as a skeptical commentator of the paranormal, Gardner has penned this collection of essays and book reviews that tackles every subject from the Wandering Jew legend and Buckley's religious convictions to astrology and word play.

12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641239842

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 550

Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

The Rise and Fall of Leftist Radicalism in America

Author: Edward Walter

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275942762

Category: Political Science

Page: 194

View: 9244

Walter analyzes the history of American radicals of the left from their emergence as an opinion-shaping force during the Great Depression to the present, and concludes that they have been a destructive force in American history. In particular, Walter discusses labor agitation in the 1930s and 1940s, the American Communist party's support of the Soviet Union, Cuba, and China, McCarthyism, opposition to the war in Vietnam, and today's radical cause, environmentalism.