Peter J. Stanlis

Peter J. Stanlis passed away on July 18, 2011,  aged 91. He was Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Emeritus, at Rockford College and a world authority on Edmund Burke and Robert Frost.

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  • December 5, 2019

    The Politics of Property

    A great many scholars have dealt in considerable detail with Edmund Burke's party politics and political philosophy, and a few have examined his thoughts on economics. But Francis Canavan's latest book is the first thorough and systematic study of the interrelationship of that great thinker's political and economic beliefs. As such it is particularly valuable, since it provides an excellent answer to the knotty question of whether Burke's politics and economics are complementary, or…

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  • Robert Frost: Social and Political Conservative
    October 10, 2018

    Robert Frost: Social and Political Conservative

    Robert Frost published 11 books of poetry, won four Pulitzer Prizes, established himself as the unofficial poet laureate of the United States, and acquired a national and international literary reputation.

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  • The Personal Heresy
    November 1996

    The Personal Heresy

    In 1978 I published "Acceptable in Heaven's Sight: Robert Frost at Bread Loaf, 1939-1941," an account of three of eight summers of conversations with the poet in which he summarized the many serious flaws in the deliberately warped and repulsive portrait of Frost presented in Lawrance Thompson's "official" three-volume biography.

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  • The Politics of Property
    July 1996

    The Politics of Property

    A great many scholars have dealt in considerable detail with Edmund Burke's party politics and political philosophy, and a few have examined his thoughts on economics.

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  • In the Fullness of Time
    December 1993

    In the Fullness of Time

    Perhaps the best way to understand and appreciate Joseph Pappin's unique achievement is to consider this fine book in the light of previous scholarship that attempts to ascertain the religious and moral sources and foundations of Edmund Burke's political philosophy.

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  • Robert Frost: Social and Political Conservative
    August 1992

    Robert Frost: Social and Political Conservative

    Robert Frost published 11 books of poetry, won four Pulitzer Prizes, established himself as the unofficial poet laureate of the United States, and acquired a national and international literary reputation.

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  • An Empirical Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    April 1992

    An Empirical Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Ever since Frederika MacDonald published her massive two-volume work, Jean-Jacques Rousseau: A New Study in Criticism (1905), scholars favorably disposed toward Rousseau have pursued the difficult task of rehabilitating him from the "audacious historical fraud" perpetuated by Frederic- Melchior Grimm, Denis Diderot, and Mme. d'Epinay.

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  • May 1991

    A True Vindication of Edmund Burke

    Mr. Conor Cruise O'Brien's "A Vindication of Edmund Burke," (National Review, December 17, 1990), contains many long established truths about Burke's politics—his consistency in principle, his remarkable insights and powers of prophesy, his strong critique of revolutionary ideology, and so forth.

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