Edward Shils

Edward Shils (1910-1995) was a professor at the University of Chicago and the recipient of the Ingersoll Prizes' 1988 Weaver Award for Scholarly Letters.

Latest by Edward Shils in Chronicles

  • Liberalism: Collectivist and Conservative
    March 25, 2019

    Liberalism: Collectivist and Conservative

    I never exchanged a word with Richard Weaver. I knew him because he was a figure at the University of Chicago. I heard that he was a teacher who expected his students to meet a high standard of intellectual probity and rigor; I think that he expected the same of his colleagues.

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  • July 1989

    Liberalism: Collectivist and Conservative

    I never exchanged a word with Richard Weaver. I knew him because he was a figure at the University of Chicago. I heard that he was a teacher who expected his students to meet a high standard of intellectual probity and rigor; I think that he expected the same of his colleagues.

    Read More



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