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Harvard Historical Studies 165

The Conservative Turn

Lionel Trilling, Whittaker Chambers, and the Lessons of Anti-Communism

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$63.00 • £50.95 • €56.50

ISBN 9780674032583

Publication Date: 03/31/2009


440 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Harvard Historical Studies


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Sons of the Bourgeoisie: Portrait of Lionel Trilling and Whittaker Chambers as Young Men
  • 2. Red Years in the Red Decade: Pursuing Soviet Alternatives
  • 3. Kronstadt: The Break
  • 4. First Steps in an Anti-Stalinist World
  • 5. Toward an Anti-Communism of the Left and an Anti-Communism of the Right
  • 6. Fictional Anti-Communism: Lionel Trilling’s The Middle of the Journey
  • 7. Witness: The Trial of Whittaker Chambers
  • 8. Conservatism and the Anti-Communist Self
  • 9. The Establishment of an Anti-Communist Intelligentsia
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Index

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