Acton's "Nationality" and modern conservatism

Josef L. Altholz, Professor of History, University of Minnesota


Chapter twelve, note 31, of the author's The Liberal Catholic Movement in England: The "Rambler" and its Contributors, 1848-1864, which Burns and Oates (London) published in 1962. It has been included in the Victorian Web with the kind permission of the author, who of course retains copyright.

Home and Foreign Review, I (July 1862), 1-25; reprinted in The History of Freedom, pp. 270-300).

It has become "perhaps the most widely studied of all his writings" in connection with the recent revival of conservatism; see Richard M. Weaver, "Lord Acton: The Historian as Thinker," Modern Age, V (Winter 1960-1), 16.


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