The Essential Russell Kirk: Selected Essays

The Essential Russell Kirk: Selected Essays

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by Russell Kirk

ISBN-10: 1933859024

ISBN-13: 9781933859026

Pub. Date: 12/20/2006

Publisher: ISI Books

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Table of Contents

Preface     XI
Russell Amos Kirk: A Composite Chronicle     XXVII
A Note on the Text     XLVII
The Idea of Conservatism
What Is Conservatism?     4
The Dissolution of Liberalism     23
Ten Exemplary Conservatives     32
Why I Am a Conservative     42
Our Sacred Patrimony
The Law and the Prophets     50
What Did Americans Inherit from the Ancients?     80
The Light of the Middle Ages     91
Civilization Without Religion?     106
The Rarity of the God-Fearing Man     115
The Necessity for a General Culture     124
Principles of Order
Edmund Burke: A Revolution of Theoretic Dogma     138
The Prescience of Tocqueville     154
T. S. Eliot's Permanent Things     166
Eric Voegelin's Normative Labor     176
The Moral Imagination
The Moral Imagination     206
Normative Art and Modern Vices     219
A Cautionary Note on the Ghostly Tale     240
Who Knows George Gissing?     245
Wyndham Lewis's First Principles     256
T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land     269
Places and People
Reflections of a Gothic Mind     286
Eigg, in theHebrides     305
A House in Mountjoy Square     319
The Architecture of Servitude and Boredom     324
Criminal Character and Mercy     334
The Drug of Ideology
The Drug of Ideology     348
The Errors of Ideology     365
Libertarians: Chirping Sectaries     373
Can Virtue Be Taught?     383
Decadence and Renewal in Education
The Conservative Purpose of a Liberal Education     398
The American Scholar and the American Intellectual     408
The Intemperate Professor     418
Teaching Humane Literature in High Schools     434
The American Republic
The Framers: Not Philosophes but Gentlemen     450
The Constitution and the Antagonist World     461
John Randolph of Roanoke: The Planter-Statesman     472
Orestes Brownson and the Just Society     492
Woodrow Wilson and the Antagonist World     502
Conservators of Civilization
The Conservative Humanism of Irving Babbitt     514
Paul Elmer More on Justice and Faith     525
George Santayana Buries Liberalism     534
The Humane Economy of Wilhelm Ropke     543
Max Picard: A Man of Vision in Our Time     550
Epilogue: Is Life Worth Living?      561
Bibliography     567
Notes     575
Index     587
With Gratitude     641

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The Essential Russell Kirk: Selected Essays 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Russell_Kirk More than 1 year ago
A must read for the imaginative conservative; as relevant then as it will be in the future.