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''[It] is inconceivable even to imagine, let alone hope for, a dominant conservative movement in America without [Kirk's] labor.'' --William F. Buckley, Jr.
''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 liberalism, toward which conservatism often veers, toward a philosophy rooted in ethics and culture.'' --Wall Street Journal --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
I bought this to try to understand the roots of modern conservative political thought. I assumed, from reviews, it would be an objective and authoritative philosophical... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Displaced Minnesotan
Beware! This is the abridged version, which actually is stated in the most obscure way in the information about the book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by L. Taylor
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 14 months ago by DS Thorne
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 14 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 16 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 21 months ago by John Safford