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The conservative turn : Lionel Trilling, Whittaker Chambers, and the lessons of anti-communism

Author: Michael Kimmage
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.
Series: Harvard historical studies, v. 165.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kimmage focuses on the relationship between Lionel Trilling and Whittaker Chambers to explore the birth of neoconservatism.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Lionel Trilling; Whittaker Chambers; Whittaker Chambers; Lionel Trilling; Lionel Trilling; Whittaker Chambers; Whittaker Chambers; Lionel Trilling
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Kimmage
ISBN: 9780674032583 0674032586
OCLC Number: 233813754
Description: xiv, 419 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Sons of the bourgeoisie : portrait of Lionel Trilling and Whittaker Chambers as young men --
Red years in the red decade : pursuing Soviet alternatives --
Kronstadt : the break --
First steps in an anti-Stalinist world --
Toward an anti-communism of the left and an anti-communism of the right --
Fictional anti-communism : Lionel Trilling's The middle of the journey --
Witness : the trial of Whittaker Chambers --
Conservatism and the anti-communist self --
The establishment of an anti-communist intelligentsia.
Series Title: Harvard historical studies, v. 165.
Responsibility: Michael Kimmage.
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