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Essays and reviews by the late Russell Kirk

What Is All This? Volume 47, Number 3–4 (Fall 2010)
The High Achievement of Christopher Dawson Volume 47, Number 1 (Winter 2010)
Donald Davidson and the South’s Conservatism Volume 46, Number 3 (Fall 2008)
The Necessity for a General Culture Volume 46, Number 2 (Summer 2008)
The Truth about Roy Campbell Volume 46, Number 1 (Spring 2008)
The Moral Foundations of Economics Volume 45, Number 3 (Fall 2007)
Renee Radell—She Paints Confusion in Search of Order Volume 45, Number 2 (Spring 2007)
The Rarity of the God-fearing Man Volume 44, Number 3 (Summer 2006)
A Cautionary Note on the Ghostly Tale Volume 44, Number 4 (Fall 2006)

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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