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Review of the Seventh Revised Edition, printed in 1995 (Hardcover): Absolutely the best book I've ever read!
It is an immensely valuable work for the mastery and beauty of the language Kirk uses and for the breadth and depth of his knowledge.
IMO, there is no finer introduction to conservative thought than this particular book and in general ANY book by Russell Kirk.
The great fame - or infamy - of this book owes, not so much to its content, as to Kirk's being at the right place at the right time. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book helped give rise to late 20th century conservativism. It's a must read for anybody who thinks he or she is a conservative (the term gets abused today today people who... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jeffrey T. Even
This book is not at all what the description and picture would lead you to believe. Don't fall for it. Heed the reviews.Published 9 months ago by Lauren
"Conservative" means much more than "against things" and might be better thought of in "don't fix what ain't broke". Read morePublished 14 months ago by John Safford
This book is NOT Russell Kirk's book, so I cannot rate it as such--the 1 star merely to warn others! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Joana A.
Yes, The very foundation of conservatism is the upper class fear of the proletariat left over from the French Revolution. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Darrell Keifer
This is a broad overview of conservative political thought from the 18th to the 20th century. If you are interested in the evolution of conservative thought, I highly recommend... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Eric D