Athwart History

Athwart History

most important intellectual development of the nineteenth century was that history became History—a proper noun. ... Those who led this uprising in defense of life's moral seriousness decided to stand athwart history—make that ...

Author: William Frank Buckley

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 9781594033797

Category: Political Science

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For most of the last century, William F. Buckley Jr. was the leading figure in the conservative movement in America. The magazine he founded in 1955, National Review, brought together writers representing every strand of conservative thought, and refined those ideas over the decades that followed. Buckley’s own writings were a significant part of this development. He was not a theoretician but a popularizer, someone who could bring conservative ideas to a vast audience through dazzling writing and lively wit. Culled from millions of published words spanning nearly sixty years, Athwart History: Half a Century of Polemics, Animadversions, and Illuminations offers Buckley’s commentary on the American and international scenes, in areas ranging from Kremlinology to rock music. The subjects are widely varied, but there are common threads linking them all: a love for the Western tradition and its American manifestation; the belief that human beings thrive best in a free society; the conviction that such a society is worth defending at all costs; and an appreciation for the quirky individuality that free people inevitably develop.
Categories: Political Science

A Brief History of American Culture

A Brief History of American Culture

He pictured himself as sitting athwart history , telling it to stop where it was — and , to as great an extent as was possible for one man to accomplish such a feat , he did so . - a III a No figure did more to change the dominant ...

Author: Robert M. Crunden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317478287

Category: History

Page: 384

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"The discussion of each period is wide-ranging, analyzing movements and spotlighting major figures in politics and philosophy, law and literature, economics and education, jazz and journalism, science and civil rights. A readable, insightful overview of the underlying patterns that give shape to U.S. cultural history. Nonacademic readers will find Crunden's selective bibliographical essay helpful". -- Booklist
Categories: History

Magazine of American History

Magazine of American History

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ISBN: UCAL:B3283570

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

The Magazine of History with Notes and Queries

The Magazine of History with Notes and Queries

The peculiar organization of the Dutch universities has stood directly athwart historical progress . In these institutions five degrees of the rank of the doctorate are given , each one for a somewhat narrowly restricted course of study ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081897807

Category: History

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Categories: History

The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries

The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries

The peculiar organization of the Dutch universities has stood directly athwart historical progress . In these institutions five degrees of the rank of the doctorate are given , each one for a somewhat narrowly restricted course of study ...

Author: John Austin Stevens

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ISBN: PRNC:32101076896834

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

Living on Fire

Living on Fire

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Author: Daniel Kelly

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497635487

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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“A triumph . . . A moving, beautifully written biography.” —National Review From the beginning, L. Brent Bozell seemed destined for great things. An extraordinary orator, the young man with fiery red hair won a national debate competition in high school and later was elected president of Yale’s storied Political Union, where his debating partner was his close friend William F. Buckley Jr. In less than a decade after graduating from Yale, Bozell helped Buckley launch National Review, became a popular columnist and speaker, and, most famously, wrote Barry Goldwater’s landmark book The Conscience of a Conservative. But after setting his sights on high political office, Bozell took a different route in the 1960s. He abruptly moved his family to Spain; he founded a traditional Catholic magazine, Triumph, that quickly turned radical; he repudiated on religious grounds the U.S. Constitution; he made it his mission to transform America into a Catholic nation; he led the nation’s first major antiabortion protest (featuring a militant group known as the Sons of Thunder); he severed ties with his erstwhile friends from the conservative movement, including Buckley (who was also his brother-in-law). By the mid-1970s, Bozell had fallen prey to bipolar disorder and alcoholism, leading life as if “manacled to a roller coaster.” Biographer Daniel Kelly tells Bozell’s remarkable story vividly and with sensitivity in Living on Fire. To write this book, Kelly interviewed dozens of friends and family members and gained unprecedented access to Bozell’s private correspondence. The result is a richly textured portrait of a gifted, complex man—his triumphs as well as his struggles.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Man and His Presidents

A Man and His Presidents

It is not that, of course: if National Review is superfluous, it is so for different reasons: It stands athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.

Author: Alvin Felzenberg

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300166897

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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A new understanding of the man who changed the face of American politics William F. Buckley Jr. is widely regarded as the most influential American conservative writer, activist, and organizer in the postwar era. In this nuanced biography, Alvin Felzenberg sheds light on little-known aspects of Buckley’s career, including his role as back-channel adviser to policy makers, his intimate friendship with both Ronald and Nancy Reagan, his changing views on civil rights, and his break with George W. Bush over the Iraq War. Felzenberg demonstrates how Buckley conveyed his message across multiple platforms and drew upon his vast network of contacts, his personal charm, his extraordinary wit, and his celebrity status to move the center of political gravity in the United States closer to his point of view. Including many rarely seen photographs, this account of one of the most compelling personalities of American politics will appeal to conservatives, liberals, and even the apolitical.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

English Grammar Methodical Analytical and Historical With a Treatise on the Orthography Prosody Inflections and Syntax of the English Tongue and Numerous Authorities

English Grammar  Methodical  Analytical  and Historical  With a Treatise on the Orthography  Prosody  Inflections and Syntax of the English Tongue  and Numerous Authorities

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Author: Eduard Adolf Ferdinand Maetzner

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ISBN: UCAL:$B14647

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Concepts of Nature

Concepts of Nature

Hence, for example, William F. Buckley's mission statement for The National Review: “It stands athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.

Author: R. J. Snell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498527552

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

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Concepts of Nature compare and contrast classical, medieval, and modern conceptions of nature in order to better understand how and why the concept of nature no longer seems to provide a limit or standard for human action. These essays also evaluate whether a rearticulation of pre-modern ideas (or perhaps a reconciliation or reconstitution on modern terms) is desirable and/or possible. Edited by R. J. Snell and Steven F. McGuire, this book will be of interest to intellectual historians, political theorists, theologians, and philosophers.
Categories: Philosophy

The GOP Will not Govern

The GOP Will not Govern

William F. Buckley was content with the absurd conceit of a man standing athwart history, yelling, “Stop!” Liberals are well aware that no man can stand athwart history, so they don't flatter themselves with such notions.

Author: William B. Turner

Publisher: REVEREND CROWN PUBLICATIONS PRIVATE LIMITED

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Category: Political Science

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The Republican Party as a Party has become a hotbed of elected officials who betray a stunning indifference to the quality of the public policy they pursue, seeing all issues in purely partisan, vaguely ideological terms — "vaguely ideological" because they claim to be "conservative," but theirs is a grossly degraded version of conservatism, one that has entirely jettisoned the important conservative idea of acting on principle, without regard to practical consequences — always a fatal idea to any working politician, but also the important principles of comity, respectability, and the critical principle of noblesse oblige, the absence of which best explains their manifest willingness to inflict on their often poorer, less well educated constituents, especially the black ones, policies that actively harm those constituents. The past does not dictate the future minutely, but it forecloses some options and makes others more likely. This book is a modest attempt to point out some of the more salient details of how and why Republicans wish to hold office but not govern, with an eye toward inspiring new ideas about how to return to the saner, more nearly rational governance the United States enjoyed roughly from 1945 to 1968.
Categories: Political Science