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Russell Kirk and the age of ideology

Author: W Wesley McDonald
Publisher: Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, ©2004.
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"In this study, W. Wesley McDonald examines those foundations and demonstrates their impact on the conservative intellectual movement that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s. Kirk played a pivotal role in drawing conservatism away from the laissez-faire principles of libertarianism and toward those of a traditional community grounded in a renewed appreciation of man's social and spiritual nature and the moral  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McDonald, W. Wesley, 1946-
Russell Kirk and the age of ideology.
Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2003023386
Named Person: Russell Kirk; Russell Kirk
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W Wesley McDonald
ISBN: 0826262589 9780826262585 0826215122 9780826215123
OCLC Number: 179138434
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 243 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Kirk and the rebirth of American conservatism --
The moral basis of conservatism --
The moral imagination, reason, and natural law --
Tradition and "the permanent things" --
Order in the soul and commonwealth --
Community and freedom --
Leadership and education --
The enduring legacy.
Responsibility: W. Wesley McDonald.
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Russell Kirk has been regarded as one of the foremost figures of the post-World War II revival in conservative thought, yet no analysis of his writing has dealt extensively with the philosophical  Read more...


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