First published in 1976, and revised in 1996, George H. Nash’s celebrated history of the postwar conservative intellectual movement has become the unquestioned standard in the field. This new edition, published in commemoration of the volume’s thirtieth anniversary, includes a new preface by Nash and will continue to instruct anyone interested in how today’s conservative movement was born.
“Nash’s treatment is evenly balanced and scrupulously fair. Conservatives of all persuasions can be grateful to have George Nash as their historian.”—First Things
“This book is a masterful study that can be read for pleasure as well as edification by people on the entire range of the political spectrum. Moreover, since its central figures—conservative intellectuals—were such a learned group, it serves as an introduction to the ideas that have governed Wester civilization over the course of two millennia.”—Forrest McDonald, author of The American Presidency
“Thorough and scholarly, The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945 is a masterpiece of orchestration, skillfully handling a huge literature, drawing on historical events and the conservative thinkers’ personalities.”—The Social Critic
George H. Nash graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College and received his doctorate in history from Harvard University. He writes and lectures frequently about American conservatism. He is also the author of a three-volume life of Herbert Hoover.