Book Review Essay: Conservatives Against Capitalism: From the Industrial Revolution to Globalization by Peter Kolozi
American Affairs, Fall 2018, at 113
14 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2018 Last revised: 18 Sep 2019
Date Written: July 2, 2018
In Conservatives Against Capitalism, Peter Kolozi, an associate professor with the Department of Social Sciences at the City University of New York, discusses the long tradition of skepticism about—and sometimes outright hostility to—capitalism among important strains of American conservative thought. Kolozi takes a chronological approach focusing on key thinkers representative of the prevailing conservative school of thought in each of six periods: John C. Calhoun, James Henry Hammond, and George Fitzhugh representing the antebellum defenders of slavery; Brook Adams and Theodore Roosevelt of the Progressive Era; the Southern Agrarians; post-war traditionalists such as Russell Kirk and Robert Nisbet; Reagan-Bush era neoconservatives; and paleoconservatives such as Patrick Buchanan and Samuel Francis.
Keywords: conservatives, capitalism
JEL Classification: P10, Y30
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