Column right : conservative journalists in the service of nationalism /
David Burner and Thomas R. West.
New York : New York University Press, c1988.
115 p.
0814711065 (alk. paper) :
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New York : New York University Press, c1988.
0814711065 (alk. paper) :
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Includes index.
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Bibliography: p. [111]-112.
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Appeared in Choice on 1988-11:
The works of five conservative journalistic writers--George Will, William F. Buckley Jr., Irving Kristol, Charles Krauthammer, and Jeane Kirkpatrick--are scrutinized for evidence that coherent systems of ideas and values underlie their day-to-day commentaries. Berner and West perceive weaknesses and contradictions in the ideas of all five, especially when they examine the relationship of conservatism with militant nationalism and capitalism. Why these widely disparate writers, and not others, were selected is not explained. Nor is much effort made to compare the writers. Each is written about in a separate essay, and the writers' works are selected from widely varying periods. Even though all five currently appear in the press, Buckley's citations are limited solely to the 1950s and 1960s; Kristol's to 1972, 1979, and 1982-83; Kirkpatrick's almost exclusively to 1982. For graduate students and faculty. -K. F. Rystrom, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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