Guest Lecturer: Speaker Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich
Themes: Competing accounts of the major political ideas surrounding the American Revolution in light of conservative principles; the continuity of the Anglo-American political tradition.
Dickinson, John. Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, V & IX
Carey, George. “How Conservatives and Liberals View The Federalist,” Arguing Conservatism
Kesler, Charles. “Higher Law and Original Intent: The Challenge for Conservatism,” Arguing Conservatism
Henrie, Mark. “Russell Kirk’s Unfounded America,” Arguing Conservatism (p. 244-249).
Adams, John. “A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law,” in David Hollinger and Charles Capper, The American Intellectual Tradition: Volume I – 1630 to 1865
Heineman, Robert. “Edmund Burke and the American Nation”
Kirk, Russell. “Edmund Burke and the Constitution”
Kirk, Russell. “John Adams and Liberty under Law,” The Conservative Mind
Madison, James. The Federalist, “Number 10” and “Number 51,” in David Hollinger and Charles Capper, The American Intellectual Tradition: Volume I – 1630 to 1865
Shain, Barry. “Oversights, Leaps, and Confusions”
Warren, Mercy Otis. Selection, History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution, in David Hollinger and Charles Capper, The American Intellectual Tradition: Volume I – 1630 to 1865
Schneider, Gregory L., ed., Conservatism in American since 1930. New York: New York University Press, 2003.
Murray, John Courtney. We Hold These Truths. Rowman & Littlefield, 1960, 2005. See especially the introduction by Peter Augustine Lawler.