Do you enjoy reading our reasoned and reflective essays at The Imaginative Conservative, as we pursue the Good, the True, and the Beautiful? Do you enjoy engaging in discussions of culture, history, politics, and economics, in the tradition of Russell Kirk, Edmund Burke, Richard Weaver, Eric Voegelin, Christopher Dawson, and other leaders of Imaginative Conservatism? Do you believe that the American Republic will only remain free if our people are educated and virtuous? If so, we would be appreciative if you would support us in one or more of these five ways. 

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The featured image is a portrait (1775) of Samuel Johnson by Joshua Reynolds showing Johnson pulling a book’s cover back and concentrating intensely on its words. It also, Johnson felt, shows his weak eyes. The file is in the public domain, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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