The Theology Pugcast
The Theology Pugcast
Will the Real Conservative Intellectuals Please Stand Up? : An Interview with Dr. Luke Sheahan

Today the Pugsters are joined by Dr. Luke Sheahan, President of The Academy of Philosophy and Letters, and Editor of The University Bookman. Among other things, Luke is an authority on the intellectual history of conservatism in the United States. The conversation includes a discussion of some of the more important luminaries in American Conservatism, the nature of “freedom of association” and why traditionalist conservatives from a range of theological traditions often have more in common with each other than with people in their own communions.


Why Associations Matter: The Case for First Amendment Pluralism

Amazon;  Kansas


Academy of Philosophy and Letters (APL) 

Conference in College Park, MD, June 2-4

Conference Schedule

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The University Bookman


Russell Kirk

The Conservative Mind (1953)


Robert Nisbet

The Quest for Community (1953)


Edmund Burke


Robert P. George, Princeton University


History of the Postwar Conservative Movement