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The Humane Economy of Wilhelm Roepke ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Russell Kirk Wilhelm Roepke was the principal champion of a humane economy: that is, an economic system suited to human nature and to a humane scale in society, as opposed to systems bent upon mass production regardless of counterproductive personal and social consequences.… Continue Reading “The Humane Economy of Wilhelm Roepke ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

American Burke: The Uncommon Liberalism of Daniel Patrick Moynihan ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Greg Weiner Touched by experience with a sense of the tragic in politics, Daniel Patrick Moynihan nonetheless clung to a stubborn optimism about its possibilities. But those possibilities were bounded by a defining feature of Moynihan’s politics: limitation. There were limits to what… Continue Reading “American Burke: The Uncommon Liberalism of Daniel Patrick Moynihan ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

A Tale of Two Homes and Two Statesmen ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Bruce Frohnen Both Monticello and Mount Vernon are imposing estates. Both Thomas Jefferson and George Washington were imposing historical figures. What do the homes tell us about the statesmen? Quite a bit, it turns out… — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2016/01/tale-two-homes-statesmen-mount-vernon-monticello-bruce-frohnen.html

Homer’s “Odyssey” Is a Gift ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Winston Elliott The joy of liberal learning is that it opens us to the gifts from we know not where. Liberal learning is a life-long adventure, an odyssey of the mind, and the spirit. It is not meant only to prepare us to… Continue Reading “Homer’s “Odyssey” Is a Gift ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

What Is the Constitution For? ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Bruce Frohnen The United States Constitution is important, and great, precisely because it recognizes that people and their rights are social by nature, and must remain rooted in their communities if we are to enjoy the benefits of ordered liberty under the rule… Continue Reading “What Is the Constitution For? ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

Labor, Leisure, & Liberal Education ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Mortimer Adler The most prevalent of all human ills are these two: a man’s discontent with the work he does and the necessity of having to kill time. Both these ills can be, in part, cured by liberal education… — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/09/labor-leisure-liberal-education-mortimer-adler.html

The Lovely Dragon of Choice: The Freedom Not to Be Free ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Anthony Esolen To see and to live is better than to choose; to ride the adventure of faith and hope and love is better than to plot your course to the Fortunate Isles, those illusions… (essay by Anthony Esolen) — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/08/the-lovely-dragon-of-choice-the-freedom-not-to-be-free-anthony-esolen-timeless.html

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