Tuesday, April 08, 2003

Willmoore Kendall

The name Willmoore Kendall doesn't come up too often anymore, but conservatives shouldn't forget him so easily. Kendall was an unusual conservative. Later in life, he put himself back to school, as it were, to learn from a teacher whose not-so-conservative primary goal may be said to have been the protection of philosophy in an age which posed unusual threats to it.

Here is an interesting review of a new book about Kendall.

Although they are no longer in print, Kendall published translations of Rousseau's Social Contract and Government of Poland, the latter which he interpreted as exhibiting the "conservative" side of Rousseau.


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