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The Rise of Neoconservatism

From the May 1996 Print Edition

The Rise of Neoconservatism: Intellectuals and Foreign Affairs, 1945-1994 By John Ehrman Yale University Press, 241 pages, $27.50 This slender volume delivers somewhat less than its imposing title promises. If it covers the ground assigned, it seldom probes beneath the surface. Useful as far . . . . Continue Reading »

Conservatisms in Conflict

From the December 1995 Print Edition

The Southern Tradition: The Achievement and Limitations of an American Conservatism. by Eugene D. Genovese. Harvard University Press. 138 pp. $22.50 This is a compelling and provocative book. The work of a devout (though by his own admission chastened) leftist who is also one of this country’s . . . . Continue Reading »

Voice of the Old Left

From the November 1995 Print Edition

The Age of Extremes:A History of the World, 1914-1991. By Eric Hobsbawm. Pantheon Books, 627 pages, $30 Eric Hobsbawm ranks among the most prolific and most influential British historians of the entire postwar era. He is also a person who, throughout his long career, has without apology identified . . . . Continue Reading »

Life on the Cutting Edge

From the April 1995 Print Edition

The Power of Culture: Critical Essays in American History Edited by Richard Wightman Fox and T. J. Jackson LearsUniversity of Chicago Press, 292 pages, $42 Fables of Abundance:a cultural History of Advertising in America By Jackson LearsBasic Books, 492 pages, $30 New times rightly demand . . . . Continue Reading »