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Volume 37, Number 3 (Fall 1997)

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Editor’s Note: The Decline of the Liberal Imagination

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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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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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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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by Kenneth R. Craycraft, Jr.
Against Liberalism, by John Kekes. Cornell University Press, 1997, 287 pp., $30 cloth.

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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