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Volume 37, Number 3 (Fall 1997)

Contents

Editor’s Note: The Decline of the Liberal Imagination

Editorial 1 July 1997
The Decline of the Liberal Imagination
by The Editors
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book cover The Arrogant Elite
by Barry Alan Shain
The New Communitarians and the Crisis of Modern Liberalism by Bruce Frohnen. University Press of Kansas, 1996. vii + 271 pp., $30 cloth.
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book cover Practical Sermons
by Eugene D. Genovese
Redeeming the Time by Russell Kirk. Edited with an introduction by Jeffrey O. Nelson. Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 1996, 321 pp., $25 cloth, $15 paper.
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book cover Liberal Idealism Critiqued
by Peter Augustine Lawler
Cultural Conservatism, Political Liberalism: From Criticism to Cultural Studies by James Seaton. University of Michigan Press, 1996. 287 pp., $42.50 cloth.
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book cover Many Liberalisms
by Kenneth R. Craycraft, Jr.
Against Liberalism, by John Kekes. Cornell University Press, 1997, 287 pp., $30 cloth.

Mere unthinking negative opposition to the current of events, clutching in despair at what we still retain, will not suffice in this age. A conservatism of instinct must be reinforced by a conservatism of thought and imagination.

Russell Kirk

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