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 [...]

The Imaginative Conservative: Why Bother?

By |2020-11-27T13:04:26-06:00December 30th, 2013|Categories: Support The Imaginative Conservative, W. Winston Elliott III|Tags: |

Does The Imaginative Conservative matter to you? In your abundance of reading options, do we make the cut? Have we inspired you? Have we vexed you? Have we piqued your interest in something? Have you laughed with us? If the answer to any of those questions for you is yes, then we're thrilled. The Imaginative Conservative doesn't [...]

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 [...]

“Thoughts & Adventures”: A Classic of 20th-Century Prose

By |2020-06-17T14:47:59-05:00August 12th, 2013|Categories: Books, TIC Featured Book, W. Winston Elliott III, Winston Churchill|Tags: |

Thoughts and Adventures by Winston S. Churchill (380 pages, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2009) This material progress, in itself so splendid, does not meet any of the real needs of the human race…. No material progress, even though it takes shapes we cannot now conceive, or however it may expand the faculties of man, can [...]

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 [...]

George W. Carey, An Imaginative Conservative (1933-2013)

By |2016-11-04T19:18:55-05:00June 25th, 2013|Categories: George W. Carey, W. Winston Elliott III|

George W. Carey1933-2013 We mourn the passing (Monday) of George W. Carey, Senior Contributor to The Imaginative Conservative, longtime professor at Georgetown, and respected scholar in the political theory of the early American Republic. He offered penetrating analysis and commentary on the evolution of separation of powers in America, the modern presidency, and [...]

Welcome to our new Senior Contributor: Stratford Caldecott

By |2016-11-04T19:18:55-05:00June 15th, 2013|Categories: Stratford Caldecott, W. Winston Elliott III|

Stratford Caldecott The Imaginative Conservative extends a warm welcome to our new Senior Contributor, Stratford Caldecott. Mr. Caldecott is the G.K Chesterton Research Fellow at St. Benet’s Hall, Oxford and the editor and co-director of the Oxford-based journal Second Spring. Mr. Caldecott is the author and editor of several books. His works [...]

Joy Cometh in the Morning: The Imaginative Conservative

By |2016-11-04T19:18:56-05:00June 12th, 2013|Categories: Conservatism, Russell Kirk, The Imaginative Conservative, W. Winston Elliott III|

Winston Elliott III (This text is a revised presentation of an address given to the Annual Conference of the Academy of Philosophy and Letters held June 7-9, 2013 in Baltimore, MD.) The Imaginative Conservative is an online journal for those who seek the True, the Good and the Beautiful. We address culture, liberal [...]

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