Jed Donahue

About Jed Donahue

Jed Donahue is Vice President of Publications for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and Editor in Chief of ISI Books.

5 Christmas Gift Suggestions from ISI

By |2018-12-15T10:18:59-05:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Books, Bookstore, Culture, Gifts for Imaginative Conservatives, Literature|

“Go on to the Useless Presents.” I think of that line often at Christmastime. It comes from Dylan Thomas’s “A Child Christmas in Wales.” A young boy implores the narrator to describe the kinds of gifts he received as a child. When the boy tires of hearing about the “Useful Presents”—scarves, hats, and such—he [...]

8 Conservative Christmas Gift Suggestions from ISI Books

By |2017-12-11T12:23:29-05:00December 11th, 2017|Categories: Books, Christmas, Conservatism, Gifts for Imaginative Conservatives|

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with 50% off books? I’m with Abraham Lincoln: “My best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.” So when The Imaginative Conservative asks me for Christmas gift recommendations, I immediately think of books. What better gift could there be? Since you’re [...]

ISI’s 10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Imaginative Conservatives

By |2016-12-07T15:55:26-05:00December 7th, 2016|Categories: Books, Christmas, Gifts for Imaginative Conservatives|

Whatever you think about the choice of General James Mattis for secretary of defense, you have to admire this about him: He takes his personal library of more than 6,000 books with him to every post. An e-mail the general wrote in 2003 has gone viral. In it he swiftly demonstrates why it’s so foolish [...]

Christmas for Imaginative Conservatives: 10 Great Book Suggestions

By |2015-12-14T12:25:55-05:00December 11th, 2015|Categories: Books, Christmas, Gifts for Imaginative Conservatives|

What do you get for the imaginative conservative who has everything? That’s a trick question, of course: the imaginative conservative never has everything because he never rests in his pursuit of the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. As Winston Elliott has written on this site, “Let the contemplation of great ideas and beautiful [...]

Ten Christmas Gift Suggestions from ISI

By |2014-12-11T11:06:44-05:00December 9th, 2014|Categories: Books, Christmas, Featured, Gifts for Imaginative Conservatives|

When The Imaginative Conservative asked ISI for Christmas gift suggestions, we were delighted to oblige. As Thomas Sowell has written, books make great Christmas presents. With a book you are “giving the gift of wisdom,” and besides, “you do not have to know someone’s measurements to buy a book.” By popular demand, ISI Books [...]