Peter J. Stanlis

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The Politics of Property

[This article first appeared in the July 1996 issue of Chronicles.]

A great many scholars have dealt in considerable detail with Edmund Burke’s party politics and political philosophy, and a few have examined his thoughts on economics. But Francis

Robert Frost: Social and Political Conservative
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Robert Frost: Social and Political Conservative

From the August 1992 issue of Chronicles.

Robert Frost published 11 books of poetry, won four Pulitzer Prizes, established himself as the unofficial poet laureate of the United States, and acquired a national and international literary reputation. Despite his fame

The Personal Heresy
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The Personal Heresy

“Every great man nowadays has his disciples,
and it is always Judas who writes the biography.”

—Oscar Wilde

In 1978 I published “Acceptable in Heaven’s Sight: Robert Frost at Bread Loaf, 1939-1941,” an account of three of eight summers of

The Politics of Property
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The Politics of Property

A great many scholars have dealt in considerable detail with Edmund Burke’s party politics and political philosophy, and a few have examined his thoughts on economics. But Francis Canavan’s latest book is the first thorough and systematic study of the

In the Fullness of Time
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In the Fullness of Time

Perhaps the best way to understand and appreciate Joseph Pappin’s unique achievement is to consider this fine book in the light of previous scholarship that attempts to ascertain the religious and moral sources and foundations of Edmund Burke’s political philosophy.

Robert Frost: Social and Political Conservative
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Robert Frost: Social and Political Conservative

Robert Frost published 11 books of poetry, won four Pulitzer Prizes, established himself as the unofficial poet laureate of the United States, and acquired a national and international literary reputation. Despite his fame as a poet and public speaker, and

An Empirical Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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An Empirical Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Man was wade of social earth.”
—R.W. Emerson

Ever since Frederika MacDonald published her massive two-volume work, Jean-Jacques Rousseau: A New Study in Criticism (1905), scholars favorably disposed toward Rousseau have pursued the difficult task of rehabilitating him from the

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A True Vindication of Edmund Burke

Mr. Conor Cruise O’Brien’s “A Vindication of Edmund Burke,” (National Review, December 17, 1990), contains many long established truths about Burke’s politics—his consistency in principle, his remarkable insights and powers of prophesy, his strong critique of revolutionary ideology,