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The Essence of Conservatism ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Russell Kirk Everything worth conserving is menaced in our generation. Mere unthinking negative opposition to the current of events, clutching in despair at what we still retain, will not suffice in this age. A conservatism of instinct must be reinforced by a conservatism… Continue Reading “The Essence of Conservatism ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

Columbus the Exemplar – The Imaginative Conservative

By Russell Kirk Christopher Columbus offers us the example of those virtues that the old Romans called fortitude and constancy; and the example of those virtues that the early Christians called faith and hope… — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2020/10/columbus-exemplar-timeless-russell-kirk.html

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”

Confucianism: Conservatism of the East – The Imaginative Conservative

By Jonathan Chaves How close are Confucian ideas to the American conservatism of our day? Confucius himself is known in Chinese tradition as the “Model Sage for Ten Thousand Ages.” Thus, Confucius and his disciples and later followers held that there are indeed “permanent… Continue Reading “Confucianism: Conservatism of the East – The Imaginative Conservative”

Decadence in the American University – The Imaginative Conservative

By Russell Kirk Increasingly, the university becomes the servant of the public desires of the hour, and correspondingly neglects its old duty of waking the moral imagination and disciplining the liberal intellect… — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2018/05/decadence-in-the-american-university-russell-kirk.html

George Orwell’s Despair ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Russell Kirk In the twentieth century, no novelist exerted a stronger influence upon political opinion, in Britain and America, than did George Orwell… — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2013/09/george-orwell-despair-russell-kirk.html

The Swords of the Imagination: Russell Kirk’s Battle With Modernity ~ The Imaginative Conservative: by Gleaves Whitney

By Gleaves Whitney — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/06/timeless-essay-the-swords-of-the-imagination-russell-kirks-battle-with-modernity.html

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