Willard Cleon Skousen,
Tom, thanks for adding this. I made a slight revision from memory and will need to check other sources; he may well warrant an article.
My recollection is that much of his influence did not come from his academic post, but originally as an FBI agent, and then in McCarthy-period anticommunism. He is, indeed, a source for many far-right organizations. Howard C. Berkowitz 15:26, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
- I read an excerpt from one of his books that was available on the New Yorker website. Absolute codswallop. He completely misreads the history of political philosophy and misrepresents the Founding Fathers. I cited him as a Mormon writer, but saying he's an anticommunist writer is fine too. His writings on Mormonism were mostly related to the whole controversy in the Mormon Church of admitting blacks, something he strongly opposed, if I recall correctly, and may have suggested was some kind of plan by the government to meddle with the LDS Church. –Tom Morris 09:56, 22 October 2010 (UTC)