Peter Viereck

Conservatism Revisited: The Revolt Against Ideology

By |2017-12-12T16:06:39-05:00March 28th, 2012|Categories: Books, Claes Ryn, Conservatism, Ideology|Tags: , , |

Conservatism Revisited: The Revolt Against Ideology, by Peter Viereck. With a major new study of Peter Viereck and Conservatism by Claes G. Ryn Developments in recent American politics have raised questions about the intellectual roots and philosophical depth of conservatism. The direction of American foreign policy, for example, has inspired debates about the meaning of [...]

How Conservatives Failed “The Culture ”

By |2019-04-07T10:52:26-05:00October 10th, 2011|Categories: Claes Ryn, Conservatism, Culture, Featured, Film, Irving Babbitt, Russell Kirk, William F. Buckley Jr.|Tags: |

Many supposedly intellectual conservatives seem to consider ideas and culture from afar, as it were, feeling no deep personal need for or intimate connection with them. Some are in a way attracted to the arts or even to philosophical speculation, but see no significant and immediate connection between these and the life of practice. Ideas [...]