The author would like to thank the editors of Chronicles ( Rockford Institute), Academic Questions ( National Asso. ciation of Scholars), Modern Age ( Intercollegiate Studies Institute), and the old Southern Partisan for commissioning the original versions of several chapters of this book. Parts of other chapters have been delivered before audiences as talks sponsored by the John Randolph Club, the Philadelphia Society, the National Association of Scholars, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, and the Zenith Boosters Club of Kansas City. All have been revised and corrected. Chapters I, IV, VI, VII, XXI, XXII, the Epilogue, and the Appendix are original to this volume. I am especially grateful to the editors associated with ISI Books who skillfully guided this project to completion.