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(1) Book Reviews: numerous reviews published.

(2) Books: Council-Manager Government: The Political Thought of Its Founder, Richard S. Childs. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1965. The American Conservative Movement: Its Philosophical Founders. Chicago: Regnery Gateway. (Forthcoming, currently in galley form).

(3) Articles:

“Pragmatism and Behavioralism,” Western Political Quarterly, Vol. XXI, (December, 1968).

“Containment–The Military Imperative,” The New Guard, Vol. IX, (February, 1969). Reprinted in Freedman Leonard (ed.) Issues of the Seventies. Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company, Inc., 1970.

“Conservatism and College Teaching,” The New Guard, Vol. X, (May, 1970). Reprinted in the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere.

“Student Radicalism and Moral Authority,” Politics 1970, Vol. 1, (May, 1970).

“Campus and the Vietnam War,” The New Guard, Vol. X, (October, 1970).

"Intellectual Decline on the American Campus,” Universitas, Vol. 11, No. 3, (November, 1971). Reprinted in Widening Horizons, Human Events, and elsewhere.

“The Political Relevance of St. Augustine,” Modern Age, Vol. XVI, (Spring, 1972).

A Lesson in the 'New Politics’,” Human Events, Vol. XXXIII, No. 29, (July 15, 1972).

“The Professor and His Identity Crisis," Universitas, Vol. III, No. 2, (October, 1972).

“The Political Thought of Willmoore Kendall,” The Political Science Reviewer, Vol. III, 1973.1

“The Conservation of Frank Straus Meyer,” Modern Age, Vol. XVIII, (Summer, 1974). 1

“Richard M. Weaver: The Conservation of Affirmation,” Modern Age, Vol. XIX, (Fall, 1975). 1

“Leo Strauss and American Conservatism,” Modern Age, Vol. XXI, (Winter, 1977). 1

“Eric Voegelin and American Conservative Thought,” Modern Age, Vol. XXII, (Spring, 1978). 1

“American Conservative Thought: The Impact of Ludwig von Mises,” Modern Age, Vol. XXIII, (Fall, 1979). 1

“The American Conservative Movement of the 1980's: Are Traditional and Libertarian Dimensions Compatible?” Modern Age, Vol. XXIV, (Winter, 1980).

“The Conservative Mission,” Modern Age, Vol. XXV, (Fall, 1981).

“Political Theory and Ideology,” The Intercollegiate Review, Vol. XVII, No. 2, (Spring/Summer, 1982).

“Russell Kirk as Political Theorist,” Modern Age, Vol. XXVIII, (Winter, 1984). 1

MARITAL STATUS

Wife, Priscilla; Children, Kathryn and Martha.

1 Articles in revised form in forthcoming book.

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Mr. GRAMM. Mr. President, it is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Senator John East of North Carolina and recognize the magnitude of the loss the U.S. Congress has suffered.

ny privilege to serve with Senator East on the Armed Services Committee, where he served with distinction and where his paramount concern with human liberty and a strong defense were ever visible. He understood the meaning and responsibilities of freedom and was a true advocate for the rights of the individual, fiscal discipline, and economic growth.

Senator East was a man whose adherence to great principles and permanent values elevated the Senate morally and whose extraordinary mind and scholarship enriched it intellectually.

As a university professor, JOHN East brought light and learning to his students, and as a U.S. Senator he brought light and learning to this body and to his colleagues. As a man who believed in the primacy of ideas, it was through his ideas that his influence was most greatly felt and through them that he shall endure. John East has touched and enriched all of us who had the opportunity to know him, and he will not be forgotten.

Mr. LEVIN. Mr. President, it did not take a great deal of contact with John East to sense the sincerity of his views or the depth of his convictions. He was a man who believed passionately in his vision of America. Some tend to denigrate that kind of commitment now—we talk in terms of the “relativity of values” and we use “the complexity of issues” as an excuse for delaying decisions. John didn't do that. He respected and expected people to disagree with him-but he also respected and accepted his obligation to make a decision and seek to implement it. I find nothing dishonorable about that; indeed, I think we can find much that honors the man in the depth of his commitment.

I am sorry that John was apparently unable to seek the support and assistance which so many of us would have been willing to give to him. But it was, perhaps, characteristic of him to believe that he was, as an individual, obligated to deal with the pain and pressure of his life as an individual. I wish it had been otherwise for I believe that John made a contribution to the country and I am convinced that he would have continued to contribute to our national life when he returned to teaching after completing his service here.

As a teacher and as a colleague, John forced the people he met to reexamine their own beliefs and reaffirm their own values. In life as well as in death he forced many people to think.

My family and I extend our sympathy to all those who knew and loved our friend and colleague John EAST.

Mr. MCCLURE. Mr. President, I rise to pay tribute to a friend and colleague who, for all his considerable accomplishments, will be remembered most because he was a compassionate, courageous human being.

JOHN EAST was the type of person who saw wrong and wanted to right it, who saw a splendid vision of America and wanted to help push the country to it, who embraced freedom and wanted desperately to see that those who live under oppression and tyranny could embrace it as well.

He was a man who, in the prime of his life, was struck down by polio just a year before discovery of the vaccine. Yet he was not bitter or sullen and refused to curl up with self-pity. He was a man who had things to do, and confinement to a wheelchair was not about to stop him. His outlook on life might be characterized best by a spirited comment he made several years ago, when he conceded he was no longer part of the socalled able-bodied class, but still an enthusiastic member of the able-bodied world.

JOHN EAST was a scholar of prolific achievement, earning bachelors, masters, and law degrees by the time he was 31. Two years later, he was a Ph.D. and well on his way to a distinguished career of public service, as a university professor, party committeeman, convention delegate, and U.S. Senator.

JOHN was an intellect of the highest order, with an affinity for weaving Thomas Aquinas, Edmund Burke, Plato, and Cicero into our debates and discussions. That background as a scholar and professor served him—and this body—exceedingly well in his 542 years on Capitol Hill. It tended to place him above the political fray and into a class all his own.

JOHN was a statesman in the truest sense of the word: Unsurpassed integrity, keen insight, intense loyalty to friends and party, and an unquenchable thirst for work. The latter, I think, was exemplified last year when, shortly after recovering from a long illness, he worked doggedly on a Courts Subcommittee measure to create a new court of appeals that would help relieve the Supreme Court of its workload.

Outside the Senate, he was perhaps most well known as an articulate, forthright standard bearer of the conservative cause that he helped usher into never before seen popularity.

But more than any one issue or piece of legislation, JOHN EAST's legacy in the Senate will be reflected in his contribution to what he termed the "national dialog." From communication, he said, “legislation will flow * * * and a better understanding of ideas and philosophy will come forth.”

As we go about our business here, it is sometimes easy to become immersed in the more procedural aspects of legislating—the day to day, nuts and bolts issues, if you will. But JOHN EAST was a constant reminder to us that ideas do indeed matter, that they have consequences, and that we need to step back at times and examine the broader philosophical ramifications of our work. In doing this, he reinforced the tradition of the U.S. Senate as a truly deliberative body.

Sadly, the national dialog has lost one of its important voices. But we must not dwell on losses, just as John never dwelled on losses. We must find solace in the fact we had the good fortune of knowing, and serving with, John East for as long as we did. I thank the majority leader for setting this time aside today

tribute to our friend from North Carolina. Mr. COCHRAN. Mr. President, I join my colleagues in the Senate today in expressing respect and affection for our departed friend, John East.

No other Senator, that I know of, brought to this job a greater sense of duty, responsibility, or purpose than JOHN EAST did when he took the oath of office. He worked hard, and long, to uphold the tradition of excellence that the Senate enjoys as an institution.

Senator John East loved and appreciated the Senate, and by his service in this body he added an extra dimension of respect

to pay

to it.

His work here was in keeping with the exhortation of Edmund Burke, who said a representative of the people owes them more than just his industry, he also owes them his good judgment. John East had strong convictions. He was a man of carefully constructed views and principles, and he based all he did here upon those firmly held beliefs.

He was not, therefore, merely a pleader for parochial interests. He spoke up for his State of North Carolina with effect, but his work had substance to it as well. He made that his hallmark here, in the Senate.

I was very impressed with John East and his understanding of the traditions and the role of the Senate. We miss him.

My sincerest best wishes go out to his wife, Sis, and his entire family. They all made sacrifices so that our country and the Senate could have the benefit of the excellent service of John East.

Mr. CHAFEE. Mr. President, we mourn the passing of our friend John East. The biography of him set forth that he is a man of 55, born in North Carolina. He had a distinguished career, Phi Beta Kappa from college. He was a college professor. Then he was elected to the U.S. Senate.

There are three characteristics that I particularly remember of JOHN EAST.

First of all, he was a man of strong beliefs. He was not a passive onlooker at the scene of life. He had beliefs and feelings on what took place, domestically and internationally, and he spoke out about those. So, first, it was his strong beliefs.

Second, I remember him for his courage, both his physical courage and his moral courage.

As we all know, John East was physically afflicted and was, in a sense, confined to a wheelchair. But why do I say in a sense? Because, in fact, he was not bound by the limitations of his physical afflication. It did not limit him in any way.

His courage was demonstrated, furthermore, by the fashion in which he spoke out. He was not one to trim his sails to popular opinion. John East called the shots as he saw them and spoke out vigorously for the beliefs and feelings that he had.

So, first it was his strong beliefs and second, was his cour

age.

Third, the warmth of his personality. John East was a man who always had a cheerful and friendly smile and greeting. He was a person you were glad to see. Despite the problems, the physical difficulties that he might have had, it did not cause him to be a sad and glum person. John East was rightfully a hero to many.

The loss of John East is so sad. It is sad for his family. It is sad for his friends. It is sad for the people of North Carolina, and the people of the United States likewise. And it is sad for all of us because, obviously, he was discouraged and upset. We can only ask ourselves, could we have reached out our hands and hearts to a greater degree than we did.

I think that is a feeling and question that every single one of us in the Senate have asked ourselves.

So we truly mourn the passing of John East. We think of his strong beliefs. We think of his courage. We think of the warmth of his personality. We will miss him. From his loss, we

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