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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.

Get the book here:  https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793624444/Heaven-Can-Indeed-Fall-The-Life-of-Willmoore-Kendall

Show Notes:

The American Conservative: Emile Doak – “The Right’s Philandering Sooner”
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-rights-philandering-sooner/

The Imaginative Conservative: Donald Devine – “The Brilliant Enigma That Was Willmoore Kendall”
https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/12/heaven-can-indeed-fall-willmoore-kendall-christopher-h-owen-donald-devine.html

The Imaginative Conservative: Tom Pauken – “A Willmoore Kendall Moment”
https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2022/01/willmoore-kendall-moment-tom-pauken.html

The National Interest: Jacob Heilbrunn – “How Willmoore Kendall Invented Trumpism”
https://nationalinterest.org/feature/how-willmoore-kendall-invented-trumpism-198739

National Review: Matthew Continetti – “Willmoore Kendall and the Intellectual Roots of the Populist Right”
https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2021/11/15/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.
TBenson@heartland.org @HeartlandGR