Richard M. Weaver (1910–1963) was one of the leading figures in the post-World War II development of an intellectual, self-conscious conservatism. His thought and his appreciation of liberty were rooted in his understanding of Southern history. He believed that Southern values of religion, work ethic, and family could provide a defense against the totalitarian nihilism of fascist and communist statism.
This collection of fourteen essays demonstrates George Core’s point that “few writers of the South rival Richard Weaver in comprehensiveness of vision and depth of thought.”
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