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Volume 5, Number 1 (Autumn 1964)

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Best of the Bookman 10 January 2000
book cover Habit and Being in Burke
by Jeffrey Hart
Best of the Bookman 10 January 2000
book cover Oakeshott and Conservatism
by Francis G. Wilson
Rationalism in Politics and Other Essaysby Michael Oakeshott. New York: Basic Books, 1962. 333 pp. [rev ed. Liberty Fund, 1991]
Best of the Bookman 10 January 2000
image A Call to Timelessness
by Geoffrey Wagner
The Letters of Wyndham Lewis, edited by W. K. Rose. New York: New Directions, 1964. 580 pp.

The moral imagination is the principal possession that man does not share with the beasts. It is man’s power to perceive ethical truth, abiding law, in the seeming chaos of many events. Without the moral imagination, man would live merely day to day, or rather moment to moment, as dogs do. It is the strange faculty—inexplicable if men are assumed to have an animal nature only—of discerning greatness, justice, and order, beyond the bars of appetite and self-interest.

Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969

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