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Capitalism, Socialism, and Beyond
the Editors
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The Infinite Anguish of Free Souls
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The Moral Foundations of Economics
Russell Kirk
The following essay appears in the final chapter of Russell Kirk’s textbook Economics: Work and Prosperity (Pensacola, Fla.: A Beka Book Publications, 1989), pp. 365–368.
Review 25 December 2007
Searching for a Usable Past
Caleb Stegall
Of Time and Place: A Farm in Wisconsin by Richard Quinney. Ivan R. Dee (Chicago), 192 pp. $28.00 cloth, 2006.
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Of the Soul and the Soil
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Agrarianism and the Good Society by Eric T. Freyfogle. University Press of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky) 183 pp., $30.00 cloth, 2007. Wendell Berry: Life and Work edited by Jason Peters. University Press of Kentucky, 349 pp., $35.00 cloth, 2007. The Mother of All Arts: Agrarianism and the Creative Impulse by Gene Logsdon. University Press of Kentucky, 324 pp., $35.00 cloth, 2007.
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A Rare Specimen
Adam Schwartz
The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis by Alan Jacobs. HarperSanFrancisco (San Francisco) xxvi + 432 pp., $25.95 cloth, $14.95 paper, 2005.
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Henry Brougham and the Building of a New Political Party
Paul Gottfried
The Whig Revival, 1808–1830 by William Anthony Hay. Palgrave-Macmillan (New York and London) 256pp., $69.95 cloth, 2005.
Essay 25 December 2007
On Buildings, Boomers, and the ’Burbs
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Interview with James Howard Kunstler
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Doing Good by Doing Well
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The Chastened Planner
Gene Callahan
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Review 24 December 2007
Tocqueville as Économiste
Samuel Gregg
Alexis de Tocqueville: Textes économiques—Anthologie critique by J. L. Benoît and É. Keslassy. Pocket Agora (Paris) 478pp., EUR 15.00, 2005.
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Order and the Market
Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
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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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