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Heaven Can Indeed Fall: The Life of Willmoore Kendall (Guest: Christopher H. Owen)

May 4, 2022

In Episode 68 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Christopher H. Owen, author of “Heaven Can Indeed Fall: The Life of Willmoore Kendall.”

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by historian Christopher H. Owen to discuss his new book, Heaven Can Indeed Fall: The Life of Willmoore Kendall. They chat about Kendall’s brilliance as a teacher and writer, his importance to William F. Buckley, Jr., National Review, the nascent conservative movement of the 1950’s as a whole, and what lessons we can learn from Kendall’s political philosophy and works.

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Show Notes:

The American Conservative: Emile Doak – “The Right’s Philandering Sooner”

The Imaginative Conservative: Donald Devine – “The Brilliant Enigma That Was Willmoore Kendall”

The Imaginative Conservative: Tom Pauken – “A Willmoore Kendall Moment”

The National Interest: Jacob Heilbrunn – “How Willmoore Kendall Invented Trumpism”

National Review: Matthew Continetti – “Willmoore Kendall and the Intellectual Roots of the Populist Right”

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Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department. @HeartlandGR