A Second Look at First Things: A Case for Conservative Politics: The Hadley Arkes Festschrift by Francis J. Beckwith, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
A Second Look at First Things: A Case for Conservative Politics: The Hadley Arkes Festschrift

A Second Look at First Things: A Case for Conservative Politics: The Hadley Arkes Festschrift

by Francis J. Beckwith
     
 

The conservative movement in America seems to have fallen on hard times. Conservative ideas garner little excitement or serious engagement among young people as they once did even just two decades ago. There was a time when many students in college or graduate school would participate in robust discussions with friend and foe alike about the ideas and arguments

Overview

The conservative movement in America seems to have fallen on hard times. Conservative ideas garner little excitement or serious engagement among young people as they once did even just two decades ago. There was a time when many students in college or graduate school would participate in robust discussions with friend and foe alike about the ideas and arguments plumbed from the works authored by conservative luminaries as diverse as Hayek, Strauss, Voegelin, Buckley, Weaver, Friedman, Kirk, Lewis, Chesterton, and Anscombe, to name just a few. Sadly, there is very little of this going on today in our universities and colleges. A Second Look at First Things: A Case for Conservative Politics aims to remedy this contemporary deficit by offering, in one volume, an intelligent, winsome, and readable articulation of conservative ideas on a variety of issues and questions. They range from the abstract ("Why the Natural Law Suggests a Divine Source") to the practical ("Lincoln and the Art of Political Leadership"), and to the provocative ("Being Personal These Days: Designer Babies and the Future of Liberal Democracy").

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587317590
Publisher:
St. Augustine's Press
Publication date:
07/15/2013
Edition description:
1
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Francis J. Beckwith is Professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies, Baylor University. He is the author of several books including Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case against Abortion Choice (Cambridge University Press, 2007)

Robert P. George is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University, where he is also Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. Among his many books is In Defense of Natural Law (Oxford University Press)

Susan McWilliams is Associate Professor of Politics, Pomona College. She is co-editor (with Patrick Deneen) of The Democratic Soul: A Wilson Carey McWilliams Reader (University Press of Kentucky)
 

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