Conservative Geeks of the World, Unite

Here is the entry on “The Historiography of Twentieth-Century American Conservatism,” from Oxford Bibliographies online. A portion of the content is free, but most of it appears to be on the wrong side of a nasty paywall. The writer is Michael Kimmage, who is also the author of a good book on Whittaker Chambers and Lionel Trilling.

John J. Miller — John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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