Political Theory

Liberty and Conservatism in American Political Thought


The colloquium provided a historiographical overview of the American conservative movement together with illustrations of the varying interpretive perspectives that have been applied to this subject.


Conference Readings

Carey, George. "The Future of Conservatism." Modern Age (Fall 2005): 291-300.

Frohnen, Bruce. "Has The Right Lost Its Mind?" Policy Review (Winter 1994): 62-66.

Kirk, Russell. The Conservative Mind (7th Edition). Washington, D.C.: Gateway Regnery, 2001.

Kristol, Irving. Neoconservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea. New York: Free Press, 1991.

Kristol, Irving. "The Neoconservative Persuasion: What It Was and What It Is." The Weekly Standard (August 25, 2003): 1-5.

Morley, Felix. "American Conservatism Today." National Review (March 24, 1964): 236.

Panichas, George A. Modern Age: The First Twenty-Five Years. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 1988.

Rothbard, Murray. "Confessions of a Right-Wing Liberal." Ramparts (June 15, 1968): 47-52.

Ryn, Claes. America The Virtuous. New York: Transaction Press, 2003.