Kevin J. Smant
Title: Principles and Heresies: Frank S. Meyer and the Shaping of the American Conservative Movement
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Institute May 2002
1882926722 / 9781882926725
Seller ID: 20110214184729
As the subtitle to Kevin Smant's biography indicates, the shape of the postwar American conservative movement was decisively influenced by Frank Meyer (1909-1973). One of the most passionate and committed of the Cold War's communists-turned-conservatives, Meyer's untiring efforts to locate a principled ground for the "fusion" of the disparate strands of conservatism -- particularly its traditionalist and libertarian wings -- provided the necessary cohesion for a fractious movement to eventually sweep to power with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980.