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Volume 46, Number 4 (Winter 2008)

Contents

Editor’s Note: Remembering Russell Kirk

Essay 2 March 2009
Lost Causes and Gained Causes
by James E. Person Jr.
Russell Kirk’s Legacy After 15 Years
Essay 2 March 2009
The Many Roots of American Order
by Lee Edwards
Essay 2 March 2009
From Tradition to ‘Values Conservatism’
by Paul Gottfried
A Sympathetic Critic’s View of Kirk’s Legacy
Essay 2 March 2009
The Sword of Education
by David G. Bonagura, Jr.
Essay 2 March 2009
‘And Therefore as Stranger Give It Welcome’
by R. Andrew Newman
Russell Kirk’s Ghostly Fiction Invites Us to Embrace and Live the Mystery
Essay 2 March 2009
A Foreign Policy for (Probably Not Very Many) Americans
by John Willson
Review 2 March 2009
Heaven on Earth or Hell’s Dress Rehearsal
a review by Mark Kalthoff
Isaac Newton’s Philosophy of Sacred Space and Sacred Time: An Essay on the History of an Idea by Gregory Gillette The Edwin Mellen Press (Lewiston, N.Y.) 119 pp., $99.95 cloth, 2007
Review 2 March 2009
Despotism Justified
a review by Mattei Radu
Russian Conservatism and Its Critics: A Study in Political Culture by Richard Pipes. Yale University Press (New Haven, Conn.) 216 pp., $30.00 cloth, 2006
Review 2 March 2009
Toward a Conservative Conservation Movement
a review by 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
Review 2 March 2009
Morality in History and Historiography
a review by Jason Ross
Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the American Civil War by Harry S. Stout. Viking Penguin (New York) 576 pp., $29.95 cloth, 2006
Review 2 March 2009
Six Honest Serving-Men
a review by R. J. Stove
The Information-Literate Historian: A Guide to Research for History Students by Jenny L. Presnell. Oxford University Press (New York City) 256 pp., $17.95 paper 2006
Review 2 March 2009
A Formidable Conservative Mind
a review by Austin Bramwell
Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction by Thomas K. McCraw. Belknap Press (Cambridge, Mass.) 736 pp., $35 cloth, 2007
Essay 2 March 2009
A Patron Saint of Teachers
by James V. Schall, S.J.
On Essays and Letters
Review 3 March 2009
Books in Little
a review by The Editors

Also in this Issue

Is Life Worth Living?
Essay by Russell Kirk

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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