But more important than this account of the man is Smant's deft analysis of Meyer's work-his web of influence and his struggle to define a vital center for American conservatism.
Smant seems unpersuaded, noting throughout how Meyer shifted the emphasis from traditionalism to libertarianism, as the circumstances required.
Smant notes, helpfully, the rocky relationship between Russell Kirk and Frank Meyer.
In the end, it seems from Smant's account, Meyer made some important steps toward Kirk's position (and the position of Meyer's mentor, Richard Weaver).
Interestingly, Smant devotes almost no attention to this question.
Smant loses an opportunity to sort out the competing views, provide a consistent language for discussing the issues, and adjudicate the debates.
While Smant's biography of Meyer gives the reader both the man and his ideas and influences, Kelly gives us neither James Burnham's life nor his ideas.
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