Norman Mailer, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Civil Friendship That Shaped an Uncivil Decade

A public lecture by Kevin M. Schultz, University of Illinois-Chicago.

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Women’s Building Formal Lounge Washington University in St. Louis

One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

Kevin M. Schultz gave a public lecture titled “Norman Mailer, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Civil Friendship That Shaped an Uncivil Decade,” based on recent research from an upcoming book titled, The Tory and the Libertine: Norman Mailer, William F. Buckley, Jr., and the American 1960s.

John D. Inazu, associate professor of law and associate professor of political science (by courtesy) at Washington University in St. Louis, offered a response to the lecture.

About Kevin M. Schultz

Kevin M. Schultz teaches 20th-century American history and has special interests in religion, ethnoracial history, and American intellectual and cultural life. He has a joint appointment with UIC’s program in Catholic Studies. He received his PhD from UC Berkeley in 2005 and was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture from 2005-2007. Prof. Schultz is the author of two books, HIST: A U.S. History Primer (Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 2010), a college-level textbook, and Tri-Faith America: How Postwar Catholics and Jews Helped America Realize its Protestant Promise (Oxford University Press, 2011). Professor Schultz has had essays on post-World War II America appear in The Journal of American History, American Quarterly, The Journal of the American Academy of Religion, and Labor History.


  • Kevin M. Schultz

  • John D. Inazu

    Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law & Religion and Professor of Political Science (by courtesy)