Richard Weaver and the Limits of Modernity is the latest essay in Sutherland Institute’s original series on Defining Conservatism. “Richard Weaver is an important conservative thinker because of his strong critique of the conceits of modern trends such as the destruction of traditional restraints, the push for uniformity, and the menacing role of the modern state,” said William C. Duncan, Sutherland Adjunct Fellow and director of the Marriage Law Foundation. “Although his arguments will strike many as strong medicine, they are vastly relevant now.”
The Defining Conservatism series includes short biographies of key historical figures, especially those from the American conservative intellectual movement. The essays also focus on authentic conservative principles and on the analysis of public policy from a conservative perspective. Previously published installments in the series are available under http://www.sutherlandinstitute.org/publications.asp?c=3.