The Political Transformation
of Michael Novak
How a Prominent Philosopher Made the Move from Liberal to Conservative
Michael Novak, the highly acclaimed author of The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism and Business as a Calling offers a memoir of how he changed his mind over the years and moved from embracing a liberal worldview to a conservative one.
Writing from Left to Right presents an intriguing look at how Mr. Novak, an early left-leaning liberal, developed his political views over the course of major events in U.S. history. Finding himself in the middle of many crucial events of his time - Vatican II, war-torn Vietnam, the student riots of the '60s, the Reagan revolution, the collapse of the Berlin Wall - this lifelong Democrat began supporting many Republican candidates. Novak recalls spending fascinating days with inspiring leaders like Sargent Shriver, Bobby Kennedy, George McGovern, Jack Kemp, Vaclav Havel, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II, who helped shape - and reshape - his political views.
In his extraordinary new memoir, Mr. Novak shares with us:
"At eighty, I look back over the events I have witnessed, and I revisit the lessons I learned the hard way," recalls Novak. "Events and facts forced me to change my mind about the ideas with which my education imbued me."
Writing from Left to Right is not only a thought-provoking memoir; it is an insider's look into the political movements that have influenced American history in the last part of the twentieth century and the moral compass that guided them.
Charles Murray says, "Michael Novak [is] a theologian and public intellectual whose books have influenced countless lives, including mine." Newt Gingrich affirms: "Anyone interested in the moral, personal, and intellectual journal of the last half century should read this memoir of the most important theologically inspired citizen I have ever worked with."
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Writing from Left to Right By Michael Novak
Posted by Sandy Frazier at 8:22 AM