Dear Imaginative Conservative Readers,

If you need a last-minute Christmas gift, please keep in mind the artwork (calendars, etc.) of Tolkienian artist Jef Murray.

Not only is Jef excellent at his craft, but he’s also—in every way—one of us, an imaginative conservative. Indeed, he and his wife, Lorraine Viscardi Murray (a highly published novelist and essayist) are an excellent force, not only in conservative Catholic circles (especially EWTN), but in conservative circles writ large.

Please support our own.

Also, please support the fiction and books of Lorraine. She has several, all of which are available through–under “Lorraine V. Murray.”

How can you go wrong with titles such as “Death of a Liturgist”?

Yours, Brad

Books mentioned in this essay may be found in The Imaginative Conservative Bookstore

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We address a wide variety of major issues including: What is the essence of conservatism? What was the role of faith in the American Founding? Is liberal learning still possible in the modern academy? Should conservatives and libertarians be allies? What is the proper role for the American Republic in spreading ordered liberty to other cultures/nations? How can we create great art to renew our culture?

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