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A Formidable Conservative Mind
Austin Bramwell
Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction by Thomas K. McCraw. Belknap Press (Cambridge, Mass.) 736 pp., $35 cloth, 2007
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Six Honest Serving-Men
R. J. Stove
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Morality in History and Historiography
Jason Ross
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Toward a Conservative Conservation Movement
Tobias J. Lanz
Why Conservation Is Failing and How It Can Regain Ground by Eric T. Freyfogle. Yale University Press (New Haven, Conn.) 302 pp., $37.00 cloth, 2006
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Despotism Justified
Mattei Radu
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Heaven on Earth or Hell’s Dress Rehearsal
Mark Kalthoff
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A Foreign Policy for (Probably Not Very Many) Americans
John Willson
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‘And Therefore as Stranger Give It Welcome’
R. Andrew Newman
Russell Kirk’s Ghostly Fiction Invites Us to Embrace and Live the Mystery
Essay 2 March 2009
The Sword of Education
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
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From Tradition to ‘Values Conservatism’
Paul Gottfried
A Sympathetic Critic’s View of Kirk’s Legacy
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The Many Roots of American Order
Lee Edwards
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Lost Causes and Gained Causes
James E. Person Jr.
Russell Kirk’s Legacy After 15 Years

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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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