The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot

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Russell Kirk wrote this book during a time when liberalism was heralded as the only political and intellectual tradition in America. There is no doubt that this book is responsible to a large degree for the rise of conservatism as a viable and credible creed. Kirk defines "the conservative mind" by examining such brilliant men as Edmund Burke, James Fenimore Cooper, Alexis de Tocqueville, John Quincy Adams, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benjamin Disraeli, Cardinal Newman, George Santayana, and finally, T. S. Eliot. ...

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Overview

Russell Kirk wrote this book during a time when liberalism was heralded as the only political and intellectual tradition in America. There is no doubt that this book is responsible to a large degree for the rise of conservatism as a viable and credible creed. Kirk defines "the conservative mind" by examining such brilliant men as Edmund Burke, James Fenimore Cooper, Alexis de Tocqueville, John Quincy Adams, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benjamin Disraeli, Cardinal Newman, George Santayana, and finally, T. S. Eliot. Vigorously written, the book represents conservatism as an ideology born of sound intellectual traditions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781470887520
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Russell Kirk (1918–1994), historian of ideas, critic, essayist, editor, and novelist, was the author of thirty-two books. Among them are The Roots of American Order, The Politics of Prudence, Enemies of the Permanent Things, and six works of fiction. He received twelve honorary doctorates from American universities and many awards, including the Presidential Citizens Medal.

Russell Kirk (1918–1994), historian of ideas, critic, essayist, editor, and novelist, was the author of thirty-two books. Among them are The Roots of American Order, The Politics of Prudence, Enemies of the Permanent Things, and six works of fiction. He received twelve honorary doctorates from American universities and many awards, including the Presidential Citizens Medal.

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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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