Peter Viereck


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professor of history at Mount Holyoke College (1948–), author of Metapolitics—From the Romantics to Hitler (1941), Conservatism Revisited—The Revolt Against Revolt—1815–1949 (1949), Shame and Glory of the Intellectuals (1953), Dream and Responsibility: The Tension Between Poetry and Society (1953), The Unadjusted Man: A New Hero for Americans (1956), Conservatism from John Adams to Churchill (1956), Metapolitics, the Roots of the Nazi Mind (1961), and Conservatism Revisited and The New Conservatism—What Went Wrong? (two works combined and revised 1962). His lyric poems include Terror and Decorum (1948, Pulitzer Prize), Strike Through the Mask! (1950), The First Morning (1952), The Persimmon Tree (1956), and New and Selected Poems (1967). The Tree Witch (1961) is a verse drama.

Subjects: Literature.

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