The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot

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"A profound critique of contemporary mass society, and a vivid and poetic image &mdash not a program, an image &mdash of how that society might better itself. The Conservative Mind is, in important respects, the twentieth century's own version of the Reflections on the Revolution in France &hellip Kirk was an artist, a visionary, almost a prophet."
&mdash David Frum, author of Dead Right

"Kirk is assured a place of prominence in the intellectual histories for ...

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Overview


"A profound critique of contemporary mass society, and a vivid and poetic image &mdash not a program, an image &mdash of how that society might better itself. The Conservative Mind is, in important respects, the twentieth century's own version of the Reflections on the Revolution in France &hellip Kirk was an artist, a visionary, almost a prophet."
&mdash David Frum, author of Dead Right

"Kirk is assured a place of prominence in the intellectual histories for helping to define the ethical basis of conservatism. He has tried to pull conservatism away from the utilitarian premises of libertarianism, toward which conservatism often veers, toward a philosophy rooted in ethics and culture."
&mdash The Wall Street Journal

"I have been one of your fans since the time many years ago when I read The Conservative Mind."
&mdash Richard Nixon

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895261717
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Edition description: Seventh Edition,Seventh Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 534
  • Sales rank: 452,153
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

The Making of The Conservative Mind
Foreword to the Seventh Revised Edition
I The Idea of Conservativism 3
II Burke and the Politics of Prescription 12
III John Adams and Liberty Under Law 71
IV Romantics and Utilitarians 114
V Southern Conservatism: Randolph and Calhoun 150
VI Liberal Conservatives: Macaulay, Cooper, Tocqueville 185
VII Transitional Conservatism: New England Sketches 225
VIII Conservatism with Imagination: Disraeli and Newman 260
IX Legal and Historical Conservatism: A Time of Foreboding 298
X Conservatism Frustrated: America, 1865-1918 337
XI English Conservatism Adrift: The Twentieth Century 375
XII Critical Conservatism: Babbitt, More, Santayana 415
XIII Conservatives' Promise 457
Notes 503
Bibliography 515
Index 525
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  • Posted January 10, 2011

    Great information but a slow read

    This books provides a look at conservativie thought through out history.

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