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About W. Winston Elliott III

W. Winston Elliott III is President of The Free Enterprise Institute, Editor of Imaginative Conservative Books and Editor-in-Chief of The Imaginative Conservative. Mr. Elliott is Visiting Professor of Liberal Arts and Conservative Thought at Houston Baptist University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Washington College and a Masters of Business Administration, with Honors, from the University of Houston.

Requiescat in pace, Stratford Caldecott

By |2016-11-04T19:18:34-05:00July 18th, 2014|Categories: Stratford Caldecott, W. Winston Elliott III|

It is with sadness that we learned of the death yesterday of a great man, Stratford Caldecott, a Senior Contributor to The Imaginative Conservative. Stratford graced our pages with some sixty-six essays, on such wonderful and varied topics as: the nature of the human soul; the essence of beauty; the mythology of J.R.R. Tolkien; the philosophy of G.K. Chesterton; Prince Charles [...]

Liberal Learning, the Human Person, and Plato’s “Meno”

By |2018-11-21T08:39:16-06:00June 23rd, 2014|Categories: Classics, E.B., Eva Brann, Liberal Learning, Meno, Plato, St. John's College, W. Winston Elliott III|

“First attend to the adjustment of your own soul, particularly the regulative liberal learning of your intellect, then project your internal economy on the world as social and political justice. The other way around is headless.”  – Eva Brann, The Music of the Republic: Essays on Socrates’ Conversations and Plato’s Writings Eva Brann is [...]

University of Colorado Appoints Bradley J. Birzer as Scholar in Conservative Thought

By |2016-11-04T19:18:36-05:00June 12th, 2014|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Education, W. Winston Elliott III, Western Civilization|

Bradley J. Birzer has been appointed the second Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy, the University of Colorado Boulder announced today. Dr. Birzer, a professor of history and the Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies at Hillsdale College in Michigan, will begin his one-year appointment beginning in fall 2014. “Dr. Birzer brings [...]

Welcome to The Imaginative Conservative: Stephen Klugewicz

By |2016-11-04T19:18:38-05:00June 11th, 2014|Categories: Stephen M. Klugewicz, W. Winston Elliott III|

The Imaginative Conservative is pleased to announce that Stephen Klugewicz has joined its staff as Editor. Dr. Klugewicz  previously served as president of Franklin’s Opus, as headmaster of Regina Luminis Academy, as director of education at the National Constitution Center, and as executive director of the Collegiate Network. He is the co-editor of History, on Proper Principles: Essays in [...]

Recovering Our Common Ground

By |2016-11-04T19:18:44-05:00January 31st, 2014|Categories: Books, TIC Featured Book, W. Winston Elliott III|

The Common Mind by Andre Gushurst-Moore A hallmark of the current age is the ease with which it embraces any number of rival moral narratives in the name of “open-mindedness” or “diversity.” Indeed, the thousand and one “isms” that are impossibly espoused serve only to erode further even the very concept of a common [...]

Liberty or Equality by Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

By |2016-11-04T19:18:45-05:00January 24th, 2014|Categories: Books, TIC Featured Book, W. Winston Elliott III|

Liberty or Equality by Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn In Liberty or Equality, Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn first examines the historical and current meanings of both democracy and liberalism, demonstrating why the two do not necessarily coincide. He then puts forward a series of propositions, the first of which is that the impulse of democracy as popular [...]

Liberty, the God That Failed by Christopher Ferrara

By |2016-11-04T19:18:46-05:00January 12th, 2014|Categories: Books, TIC Featured Book, W. Winston Elliott III|

Liberty, the God That Failed by Christopher Ferrara What has gone wrong with the grand American experiment in “ordered liberty”? The liberal’s answer is that America has failed to live up to its full promise of inclusiveness and equality—likely the result of corporate greed and white male ruling elites. The mainstream conservative or libertarian’s [...]

Against Inclusiveness by James Kalb

By |2016-11-04T19:18:48-05:00December 15th, 2013|Categories: Books, TIC Featured Book, W. Winston Elliott III|Tags: |

Against Inclusiveness by James Kalb Diversity. Inclusiveness. Equality.—ubiquitous words in 21st-century American political and social life. But how do those who police the limits of acceptable discourse employ these as verbal weapons to browbeat their often hapless fellows into having a “real conversation”? How do these terms function as mere doublespeak for the expectation of full-scale [...]

An Evening with Whit Stillman

By |2016-11-04T19:18:52-05:00September 25th, 2013|Categories: Film, W. Winston Elliott III, Whit Stillman|

The Academy Award nominated filmmaker will offer thematic and cultural commentary in Houston on October 1st. (To register for this event, please click here.) “Whatever Whit Stillman’s politics may be, the very form of his artistic sensibility illuminates what an imaginative conservative cultural intervention in our time might entail… In each of [his] films a [...]

Conference on Russell Kirk’s The Conservative Mind: 60th Anniversary Celebration

By |2016-11-04T19:18:53-05:00September 23rd, 2013|Categories: Russell Kirk, The Conservative Mind, W. Winston Elliott III|

by W. Winston Elliott III There is still time to sign up for this Saturday’s conference celebrating the 60th anniversary of the publication of Russell Kirk’s The Conservative Mind. The program is being held at Houston Baptist University. Speakers include The Imaginative Conservative’s Bradley J. Birzer, Gleaves Whitney, W. Winston Elliott III and Barbara J. Elliott. Please [...]

Welcome to Our New Senior Contributor: Bradley G. Green

By |2016-11-04T19:18:54-05:00July 6th, 2013|Categories: Bradley G. Green, The Imaginative Conservative, W. Winston Elliott III|

The Imaginative Conservative is pleased to welcome our newest Senior Contributor, Dr. Bradley G. Green. Bradley G. Green is Associate Professor of Christian Thought and Tradition at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He is the co-founder of Augustine School, a classical and Christian school in Jackson, Tennessee, where he served as Head of School. [...]

Welcome to The Imaginative Conservative: Shelby Tankersley

By |2016-11-04T19:18:55-05:00June 30th, 2013|Categories: The Imaginative Conservative, TIC, W. Winston Elliott III|

Shelby Tankersley by W. Winston Elliott III The Imaginative Conservative is pleased to announce Shelby Tankersley has joined our staff as Assistant Editor. Ms. Tankersley is a recent graduate from the Honors College of Houston Baptist University, where she studied Philosophy and Government. Her experience includes writing for the Intercollegiate Review, completing the Intercollegiate Studies [...]

Welcome to our new Senior Contributor: Eva Brann

By |2016-11-04T19:18:55-05:00June 29th, 2013|Categories: Eva Brann, St. John's College, TIC, W. Winston Elliott III|

Dr. Eva Brann The Imaginative Conservative extends a warm welcome to our new Senior Contributor, Eva Brann. Dr. Brann is a tutor at St. John’s College, Annapolis. She joined the St. John’s faculty in 1957 and served as the Dean from 1990 to 1997. Dr. Brann is the author of numerous works on Greek poetry [...]