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978-0-7391-0439-2 • Hardback • September 2002 • $130.00 • (£100.00)
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John A. Murley is Professor of Political Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is the coeditor of the two-volume Essays in Law and Philosophy: On The Practice of Theory (1992) and Leo Strauss, the Straussians, and the American Regime (Rowman & Littlefield, 1999). John E. Alvis is Professor of English and Director of American Studies at the University of Dallas. He is the author of a number of works including Divine Purpose and Heroic Response in Homer and Virgil: The Political Plan of Zeus (Rowman & Littlefield, 1995).
Part 1 Foreword
Part 2 Preface
Chapter 3 The Place of Willmoore Kendall in American Conservatism
Chapter 4 Willmoore Kendall and the Doctrine of Majority Rule
Chapter 5 The Evolution of Willmoore Kendall's Political Thought
Chapter 6 On the "Calhounism" of Willmoore Kendall
Chapter 7 The Missing Passage of "The Vanderbilt Lectures"
Chapter 8 Willmoore Kendall and Leo Strauss
Chapter 9 Willmoore Kendall—Leo Strauss Correspondence
Chapter 11 Ancients and Moderns
The essays in this book capture Willmoore Kendall's unique qualities as a teacher, scholar, and human being.
— Austin Ranney, former president of the American Political Science Association
Kendall's temperament is part of his story. Whether the intersections are traceable in his arguments, and in his intellectual narrative, can't be confidently established, but it is accepted that his temperament hugely affected his career and his productivity.
— William F. Buckley Jr., National Review
Willmoore Kendall: Maverick of American Conservatives leaves no room for doubt as to the rare quality of Kendall's soul. It is a moving account of the limitations and virtues of conservatism.
— Policy Review
This superb collection of essays (including Kendall's 18-year correspondence with Leo Strauss) is a treasure trove for anyone interested in the meaning of American conservatism and Kendall's lifelong dedication to making sense of this tradition.
— Grant Havers, Trinity Western University
I think [Willmoore Kendall's] "deliberate sense" account of the American political tradition is correct, plainly set forth by our eighteenth-century founders but also reaching back in time to centuries of English experience and common law.
— Jeffrey Hart; The New Criterion