Ian Crowe

Ian Crowe

About Ian Crowe

Ian Crowe is Associate Professor of History at Brewton-Parker College and the author of Patriotism and Public Spirit: Edmund Burke and the Role of the Critic in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain (2012). He is a Senior Fellow of the Russell Kirk Center and director of the Edmund Burke Society of America. His publications include An Imaginative Whig: Reassessing the Life and Thought of Edmund Burke (2005) and The Enduring Edmund Burke (1997). He studied Modern History at the University of Oxford and earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of North Carolina.

Edmund Burke on the Proper Role of Political Parties

By |2016-12-01T12:03:48-05:00November 17th, 2016|Categories: Books, Edmund Burke, Featured|

Now more than ever, we should revisit Edmund Burke’s thinking on political parties, since our modern party system seems to be entering a period of radical reconstruction, the results of which will either reinvigorate liberal democracy or bury it… With excellent timing, as Oxford University Press’s nine-volume edition of Edmund Burke’s writings and speeches [...]

Oak and Stone and the Permanent Things

By |2019-08-15T15:15:11-05:00April 24th, 2016|Categories: Edmund Burke, Permanent Things, T.S. Eliot, Timeless Essays|

Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Ian Crowe as he explores the thought of T.S. Eliot, Edmund Burke on the permanent things. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher For the present is the point at which time touches eternity. —C.S. Lewis[1] It was in 1939, in The Idea of a [...]

Burke’s Enduring Significance

By |2014-04-21T18:42:39-05:00April 21st, 2014|Categories: Books, Edmund Burke, Ian Crowe|Tags: |

Edmund Burke, Volume 1, 1730-1784, by F.P. Lock The Portable Edmund Burke, ed. Isaac Kramnick On Empire, Liberty and Reform: Speeches and Letters, Edmund Burke, ed. David Bromwich F.P. Lock’s Edmund Burke is the best biography of Burke to have come out in recent times, and it is all the more impressive for not trying to be what [...]

Studies in Burke and His Time

By |2014-04-07T18:39:19-05:00April 7th, 2014|Categories: Edmund Burke, Ian Crowe, Journalism|

The scholarly journal Studies in Burke and His Time appeared originally, under the title The Burke Newsletter, in 1959. In 2002, the newly established Edmund Burke Society of America decided to revive the title, which had by then been in abeyance for some years, and, since that time, three issues (2005, 2007, and 2011) [...]

Humanity at the Horizon

By |2019-01-04T11:40:06-05:00March 13th, 2014|Categories: Edmund Burke, Ian Crowe, Revolution|

Two hundred and twenty years ago, in January 1794, one of the more illuminating, but also neglected, episodes of the French Revolution was set in motion in the Vendée and surrounding area of west-central France (broadly, the modern-day administrative region of Pays de la Loire). Under the leadership of the Revolutionary general Louis-Marie Turreau, [...]

A Definitive Edmund Burke

By |2014-04-24T10:34:09-05:00November 5th, 2013|Categories: Books, Edmund Burke, Ian Crowe|Tags: |

Edmund Burke. Volume II: 1784-1797 by F.P. Lock The two volumes of F.P. Lock’s biography of Edmund Burke span more than one thousand pages and, by the author’s own calculation, over twenty years of research. In structure, method, and argument, they constitute a work of extraordinary consistency and erudition, and one that, in its use [...]

Edmund Burke: The First Conservative

By |2014-04-28T16:45:34-05:00August 7th, 2013|Categories: Books, Edmund Burke, Ian Crowe|Tags: |

Edmund Burke: The First Conservative, by Jesse Norman In Edmund Burke: The First Conservative, Jesse Norman, a British Conservative party MP and doctoral graduate in philosophy, lays out a bold and engaging case for his subject as “one of the seminal thinkers of the present age”. Owing in part, no doubt, to the author’s profile [...]

Edmund Burke on Manners

By |2014-04-24T10:30:53-05:00December 28th, 2012|Categories: Culture, Edmund Burke, Ian Crowe|Tags: , |

Edmund Burke It took Edmund Burke a very little time to decide that French Revolutionary philosophy posed a massive threat to civilization and social stability throughout Europe. By the end of his life, eight years after the storming of the Bastille, his fears of Jacobin contagion had led him to ask for [...]