“Modern society cannot endure—and its survival is immediately in question—without discussion among thinking men.”

So said Russell Kirk, American Conservatism’s premier thinker, sixty years ago. Dr. Kirk’s insight still rings true today. In an age when acerbic sound bytes dominate our political discourse and when most journals offer fleeting, unserious commentary on the issues of the day, there is a greater need than ever for a thoughtful journal that presents timeless essays on the best of current, conservative thought.

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The featured image is “The Bookworm” (c. 1850) by Carl Spitzweg  (1808–1885) and is in the public domain, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. It has been brightened for clarity.

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