This is at once a chapter in the history of ideas and, by reason of its focus on the Weimar Republic, a case study. The author first offers a stimulating approach to a definition of that much abused word, conservatism. He then discusses the new conservatism’s roots in such men as Burckhardt and Nietzsche, the various elements of the movement itself, and three major expressions of it—Moeller van den Bruck, Spengler, and Ernst Junger. Finally, he considers the complex relationship between neo-conservatism and NazismOriginally published in 1957.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.