Reviews of The Conservative Mind, version 5.5.

By |2014-01-09T10:57:33-05:00November 20th, 2011|Categories: Books, Bradley J. Birzer, Conservatism, Russell Kirk, The Conservative Mind|Tags: , , , |

Dear Imaginative Conservative readers, When I submitted part five of the reactions/reviews to Kirk’s magisterial The Conservative Mind, I claimed it to be the final part. I lied—but not with malicious intent. I’d forgotten I still had a few more reviews in the stack. That, or I simply spaced the memory. If you’ve ever [...]

The Romance of Conservatism

By |2019-01-16T13:10:40-05:00October 31st, 2011|Categories: Christianity, Conservatism, G.K. Chesterton, Russell Kirk, Ted McAllister|Tags: , , , , , , |

In one of the great works of imagination, Orthodoxy, G. K. Chesterton declared that faith is romantic, that materialism is not only dull but produces a boredom that leads to madness. Humans are born romantics and they can never fulfill their better natures without cultivating an imagination that accepts and embraces mystery. The romantic lives [...]