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The essential Russell Kirk : selected essays

Author: Russell Kirk; George A Panichas
Publisher: Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, 2007.
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Genre/Form: Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kirk, Russell.
Essential Russell Kirk.
Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, 2007
(OCoLC)631157814
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Kirk; George A Panichas
ISBN: 9781933859019 1933859016 9781933859026 1933859024
OCLC Number: 105052999
Description: xlv, 640 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Russell Amos Kirk : a composite chronicle --
A note on the text --
The idea of conservatism. What is conservatism? --
The dissolution of liberalism --
Ten exemplary conservatives --
Why I am a conservative --
Our sacred patrimony. The Law and the Prophets --
What did Americans inherit from the ancients --
The light of the Middle Ages --
Civilization without religion? --
The rarity of the God-fearing man --
The necessity for a general culture --
Principles of order. Edmund Burke : a revolution of theoretic dogma --
The prescience of Tocqueville --
T.S. Eliot's permanent things --
Eric Voegelin's normative labor --
The moral imagination. The moral imagination --
Normative art and modern vices --
A cautionary note on the ghostly tale --
Who knows George Gissing? --
Wyndham Lewis's first principles --
T.S. Eliot's The waste land --
Places and people. Reflections of a Gothic mind --
Eigg, in the Hebrides --
A house in Mountjoy Square --
The architecture of servitude and boredom --
Criminal character and mercy --
The drug of ideology. The drug of ideology --
The errors of ideology --
Libertarians : chirping sectaries --
Can virtue be taught? --
Decadence and renewal in education. The conservative purpose of a liberal education --
The American scholar and the American intellectual --
The intemperate professor --
Teaching humane literature in high schools --
The American republic. The framers : not philosophes but gentlemen --
The constitution and the antagonist world --
John Randolph of Roanoke : the planter-statesman --
Orestes Brownson and the just society --
Woodrow Wilson and the antagonist world --
Conservators of civilization. The conservative humanism of Irving Babbitt --
Paul Elmer More on justice and faith --
George Santayana buries liberalism --
The humane economy of Wilhelm Röpke --
Max Picard : a man of vision in our time --
Epilogue : is life worth living?
Responsibility: edited by George A. Panichas.

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